Nov 26, 2021  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2020-2021 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Social Work Licensure (Bachelor's Level)


School Social Work Licensure (A) Level

 

This program prepares candidates as a NC School Social Worker for level A licensure and is approved by the NC Department of Public Instruction. Applicants for this program must fall into one of the following two categories: (1) those who hold a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program and are employed as social workers full-time in a NC public school setting or (2) those who are enrolled in UNCP's BSW program. 

 

Candidates employed full-time as a NC public school social worker complete the following two courses:

 

1. SED 3310 Introduction to the Exceptional Child

 

2. SWK 3540 School Social Work

 

Additionally, post-BSW practitioners complete one year of employment in a NC Public School under the supervision of a school social worker licensed in NC at the MSW (A) level of licensure. Coursework is to be completed in conjunction with employment experience.

 

Candidates currently enrolled as BSW students at UNCP complete the following courses:

 

1. SED 3310 Introduction to the Exceptional Child

 

2. SWK 3540 School Social Work

 

3. SWK 4900 Field Work

 

4. SWK 4910 Integrative Seminar for Field Work

 

Practicum must be completed in a NC Public School under the supervision of a school social work licensed in NC at the BSW (A) level of licensure. Coursework is to be completed prior to or in conjunction with the field practicum.

 

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses. Upon completion of all requirements, students should submit the following documentation to the School Social Work Coordinator:

 

1. Official transcript indicating completion of all required coursework with a grade of C or higher.

 

2. Documentation of a satisfactory final field evaluation, or for professionals seeking school social work licensure who already hold a Bachelor in Social Work degree, documentation of one year of employment on signed letterhead by the employing district's human resources office in lieu of the field practicum requirement.

 

3. A final evaluation using the School Social Work evaluation instrument completed in partnership with the field instructor and/or principal.

 

The School Social Work Program Coordinator will evaluate the documentation then submit written notification of approval/ disapproval to the student and UNCP School of Education Licensure Specialist and/or NC Department of Public Instruction.

 

Requirements for School Social Work Licensure


Candidates for licensure must hold a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited institution or be enrolled in UNCP's BSW program, complete a field placement (or one year of full-time employment) 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. and complete the following courses: