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School Social Work Competency Series

Michigan State University School of Social Work offers rigorous professional development for master's-level social work practitioners:

Both the Competency Series and the Refresher Course are offered in an online format only.

School Social Work Competency Series

All School Social Work courses qualify for Continuing Education credits and are offered on a revolving basis. Click here to find more detailed information and the annual course schedule for the school social work courses. All courses are offered in a fully online format and follow a semester long format. Work load and time needed for each school social work course is that of a 3 credit graduate level academic course. Courses may be taken in any order. Please email or call 517-353-3060 with any questions.

Online School Social Work Competency Courses

430-School Social Work Intervention: Children with Special Needs (formerly SW 875)

36 ONLINE CECHs
July 11, 2016 - August 26, 2016; February 2017 dates coming soon
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429-Social Work in Educational Settings (formerly SW 873)

36 ONLINE CECHs
September 12, 2016 - October 28, 2016
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428-School Social Work Assessment: Integrating Psychological & Educational Testing (formerly SW 874)

36 ONLINE CECHs
January 9 – February 24, 2017
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Please see our current catalog for course offerings each semester.

School Social Worker Eligibility Requirements

Learn about eligibility requirements to become a School Social Worker in Michigan here

If you live outside of Michigan, we encourage you to contact the Department of Education in the state where you wish to practice to learn about the competencies and requirements set forth by that state.

School Social Work Competency Series Refresher Course

SW 891-School Social Work Continuing Professional Development Seminar (Refresher Course)

Not offered for academic credit / 10 ONLINE CECHs

This is a self-paced online course. It will take 15-20 hours to complete and is available continuously throughout the year. You may take this course at any time.

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For a course description and detailed information about the School Social Worker Refresher Course, please download this pdf file.