Social Work
       School Social Work Licensure
Social work services in schools were first practiced to meet specific problems such as helping immigrant children and their families adapt to school settings. Gradually its use spread from urban to rural settings. Today, the complexity of society necessitates that almost all children and families at some point, require the assistance of skilled social workers to deal with problems and to negotiate bureaucratic systems. School social workers are licensed in North Carolina by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. East Carolina University's School of Social Work and College of Education have been authorized to train and recommend students for licensure. To view the Full Course Descriptions click here.
 
BACHELOR’S - Undergraduate Requirements for Licensure:
Candidates for licensure must hold a baccalaureate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program and complete the following courses: SOCW 4503 Social Work Services in Schools (3sh)
EDUC 3200 Introduction to American Education (3sh)
plus one of the following:
SPED 2000 Introduction to Exceptional Children (2sh)
SPED 5101 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3sh)

In addition, candidates are required to complete a one-semester (360 hour) field placement in a public school setting under the supervision of a licensed school social worker who holds a social work degree from a CSWE accredited program.

 

 
MASTER’S - Advanced Standing Graduate Requirements for Licensure:
Candidates for licensure must hold a baccalaureate and/or graduate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program and have completed the following course matrix: SOCW 6004 Social Work Services in Schools (3sh)
SPED 5101 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3sh)
or
SPED 6002 Addressing Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3sh)


In addition, candidates are required to complete a two semester (720 hour) field placement in a public school setting under the supervision of a licensed school social worker who holds a graduate social work degree from a CSWE accredited program.
 
SIXTH YEAR - Graduate Requirements for Licensure:
Candidates for licensure must hold a graduate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program and have completed the following course matrix:SOCW 6004 Social Work Services in Schools (3sh)
SPED 5101 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3sh)
or
SPED 6002 Addressing Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3sh) In addition, candidates are required to complete a two (720 hour) semester field placement in a school setting under the supervision of a licensed school social worker who holds a graduate social work degree from a CSWE accredited program.
     
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