MSW in Social Work with Specialization in School Social Work - 2 Year Program

Course Work
School Social Work Two Year Course Plan

Foundation Year

First Semester

SWK 705: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3 credits)
SWK 711: Social Welfare Policy and Programs (3)
SWK 741: Social Work Practice I (5)
SWK 755: Research Methods I (3)
SWK 771: Foundation Field Practicum I (and Internship Lab) (3)

Total: 17 credits

Second Semester

SWK 706: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3)
SWK 742: Social Work Practice II (3)
SWK 756: Data Analysis (3)
SWK 772: Foundation Field Practicum II (and Internship Lab) (3)
SWK 761: School Social Work Policy (3)
A&S 708: Introduction to Audiology (3)*

*(may also be taken during the summer or any semester of the program)

Total: 18 credits

Advanced (Concentrated) Year:

First Semester

SWK 713: Issues in Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations (3)
SWK 751: Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Micro Interventions (3)
SWK 752: Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Macro Practice Interventions (3)
SWK 760: School Social Work Practice (3)
SWK *** Elective (3)

*[See list of pre-approved electives. Elective may also be taken during summer sessions or in the spring]

Total 15 credits

Second Semester

SWK 781 & SWK 782: Field Practicum with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations, I & II (6)
SWK 780: Advanced Practice Seminar (3) [online course]
SWK 791: Research Practicum I: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations
(3) [online course]

Total 12 credits

Total for Program: 62 credits


*SWK702-Play Therapy (3 credits), Beth Betman, LICSW
*SWK717-Cultural Competence (3 credits), Dr. Marquessa Brown
*EDU756-Communication and Collaboration with Families and Other Professionals in Early Education with Deaf Children (2 credits) (offered in summer), Katherine Warren, LCSW-C
*COU795-Psychopharmacology for Counselors (1 credit), guest lecturer
*COU701-Seminar on Loss (3 credits), Dr. Frank Zieziula
*ED672 (Catholic University)-Contemporary Issues in DSM-IV Diagnosis, Treatment Goals and Interventions in School Settings (offered in the summer), Dr. Mona Shevlin
*EDU727-Educational Implications of Cognitive, Vision, and Physical Disabilities in Deaf Students (3credits), Dr. Thomas Jones [course taught on-line; requires prior approval of faculty]
SWK 795 Cochlear Implants (A non-technical class for students in the social sciences) (3)

(Other courses may be approved after consultation with a school social work advisor.)

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