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Endorsement in School Social Work – Those students who wish to qualify for endorsement in School Social Work need to complete the core courses for the M.S.W. Children, Youth, and Families emphasis along with the following additional course requirements:

SOCW 533-2 - SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN THE SCHOOLS

Course Description:
In-depth examination of the history and practice of social work in primary and secondary schools. Roles of school social workers and practice approaches are emphasized. Prerequisite: completion of foundation or transition courses, SPED 408 or SPED 420 and admission to the School Social Work certification program.

SOCW 567 - 2 ADVANCED SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK ISSUES

Course Description:
Exploration of policies, programs, practice, and legislative trends affecting public service in school social work. Prerequisite: SOCW 533.

SPED 300 – 3 Intro to Special education

Course Description:
An overview of characteristics of all types of exceptional children and youth including physical, mental, emotional, and social traits. The course also covers the effects of disabling conditions in learning situations, and an overview of the history of special education including legislation and litigation.

This course is taken as an undergraduate.

(SPED 300-3 OR SPED 420-3 is a prerequisite to field placement for students in the School Social Work Endorsement Program and MUST be completed before fall semester field placement (SOCW 543A, B)

SPED 420 – 3 ADVANCED THEORIES AND PRACTICES

Course Description:
The course is an advanced survey of exceptional populations and addresses educational, social, legal, cultural and community practices associated with individuals with disabilities, ages 0-21 years old.

This course is taken as a graduate student.

(SPED 300-3 OR SPED 420-3 is a prerequisite to field placement for students in the School Social Work Endorsement Program and MUST be completed before fall semester field placement (SOCW 543A, B)

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