School Social Work Focus Area


Become a school social worker
with diverse deaf and hard of hearing children!

School Social Work Application

Please respond to the questions below to be considered for the School Social Work Focus Area.  Applicants for the School Social Work should respond to questions 1 through 4.  

Applicants for the School Social Work Focus Area may be asked for an additional letter of recommendation which addresses personal qualities for working with children in a school setting.

  1. Describe past employment or volunteer experiences that you have had working with children or adolescents.  What was the duration of the experience and the nature of your work?  Describe any experience that you have had working with the families and how these experiences might lay the groundwork for school social work.


  1. What previous courses have you taken that support the development of skills in the field of school social work?


  1. What personal qualities indicate that you will be a good candidate, that you have the temperament, the passion and commitment to work in a school setting with children and families whose issues may be quite challenging?  What qualities do you have for collaborative work with many professionals in a sometimes complex educational setting?


  1. How do you assess your ability to communicate in ASL with deaf children?  If you do not feel that you have the skills necessary at this time, describe how you will develop these skills.


     Please include a copy of your resume. 


Please send your responses to:


              Gallaudet University

               Department of Social Work

               800 Florida Ave., N.E.

              Washington, D.C.  20002-3695

              ATTN:  Dr. Martha Sheridan, Coordinator of School Social Work Focus Area



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