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School Social Work is one of the most dynamic practice specialties in the field of social work.  Your day is filled with unique challenges that require specialized skills, knowledge, flexibility, persistence, and creativity.  School Social Workers have the opportunity to work with students, families, school professionals, and the community.

The School Social Work focus area prepares students to:

  1. Provide evidence-based academic, behavior and mental health services
  2. Promote a positive school climate and culture conducive to student learning and teaching excellence
  3. Maximize access to school-based and community-based resources

Students must take and pass the School Social Work Content Exam prior to completing a school internship. The ISBE also requires a “C” grade or above in all graduate coursework and content-area courses.

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