Aug 17, 2022  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2021-2022 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2021-2022 Catalog

School Social Work Licensure (Master's Level)


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School Social Work Licensure (M) Level

This program prepares candidates as a NC School Social Worker for level M 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 MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program and are employed as a social worker full-time in a NC public school setting or (2) those who are enrolled in UNCP's MSW program.

 

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

1.      SED 5120 Advanced Study of Exceptionality in Children

2.      SWK 5730 Advanced Practice in School Social Work

Additionally, post-MSW 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 (M) level of licensure. Coursework is to be completed in conjunction with employment experience.

 

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

1.      SED 5120 Advanced Study of Exceptionality in Children

2.      SWK 5730 Advanced Practice in School Social Work

3.      SWK 5500 Concentration Practicum I and Seminar

4.      SWK 5800 Concentration Practicum II and Seminar
Practicum must be completed in a NC Public School under the supervision of a school social work licensed in NC at the MSW (M) 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 Master 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 graduate degree from a CSWE accredited program or be enrolled in UNCP's MSW 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:

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