The Graduate Certificate in PreK-12 School Social Worker provides social workers with the required coursework to be certified as a Special Services Provider by the Colorado Department of Education (through SOWK 560).  Additionally, the coursework provides content related to special education law (IDEA, 504, ADA), functional behavioral assessment, behavior intervention planning, and skills-training that supports employment marketability. This certificate is designed specifically for students who have completed or will be completing their Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program. 

Effective Fall 2015

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

SOWK 551Fundamentals of Mediation3
SOWK 560Social Work Practice in Schools3
SOWK 561School/Community: People with Disabilities3
Program Total Credits:9

*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.   

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in PreK-12 School Social Worker on the CSU Online website.