School Social Work Concentration

Within the clinical emphasis of Washburn's MSW program, students may choose to receive specialty training in school social work.  For students in the School Social Work Concentration, nine (9) credit hours of clinical elective courses are required. 

To be consistent with the requirements of most states, the Department of Social Work at Washburn University requires students in the school concentration to successfully complete three graduate-level electives (for a total of nine hours) with emphasis on social work practice in educational settings.  The course options are as follows:

  • SW 781 - Clinical Social Work Practice with the Exceptional Child; and
  • SW 782 - Clinical Social Work Practice in the Educational Environment; and
  • SW783 - Clinical Social Work Practice in Schools  Clinical Social Work Practice in Schools (SW 783) should be taken concurrently with SW 791 Clinical Practicum and SW 792 Clinical Practice Seminar.  In addition, the two-semester clinical practicum must be in a school setting under the supervision of a school social worker.