School Social Work

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School of Education
Wheeler Hall, Harding Center for Teachers
(440) 826-2166
(440) 826-3779 (fax)

Admission Office, Adult and Graduate Education
Durst Welcome Center
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MAEd@bw.edu
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Baldwin Wallace participates in a cooperative program for graduate students enrolled at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) to provide courses leading to the school social work license.

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK LICENSE

Professional school social workers play a vital role in helping school children of all ages. Traditionally, school social workers serve as liaisons between the home, the school and the community. School social workers are an important part of the school team, possessing unique interdisciplinary knowledge and contributing to programs designed for students at-risk due to a variety of factors, including:

  • emotional problems
  • poor self esteem
  • child abuse and domestic violence
  • poverty and unemployment
  • suicidal behavior, drug and alcohol abuse
  • teen pregnancy and parenting
  • discrimination
  • attendance-related issues

School social work competencies include assessing the needs of school children in a variety of traditional and nontraditional educational settings, designing and implementing interventions and making referrals to other professionals and agencies as needed.

BW / CWRU – SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

Baldwin Wallace participates in a cooperative program for graduate students enrolled at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS). The school social work license is earned through MSASS and graduate education courses are taken at Baldwin Wallace to complete requirements for the school social work license.

Students enroll in the following three graduate education courses at Baldwin Wallace:

  • EDU-510 Educational Studies
  • EDU-584 Pupil Services and Community Resources
  • EDU-573 Education of Children with Special Needs