2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
School Social Work Certification
The School of Social Work at Grand Valley is authorized by the State Board of Education in Michigan to provide training and make recommendations concerning practitioner certification for school social work as provided in the Administrative Rules for School Social Work (Rule 340.1013) of the Michigan Department of Education.
Requirements for the Certification
Students must consult with the school social work advisor. In addition to taking required foundation courses, the student seeking certification must complete the following courses with a grade of B or better in each course:
- SW 661 - Social Work in the School/ Educational Setting (3 credits)
- SW 663 - Child and Adolescent Development/Practice (3 credits)
- SW 664 - Social Work Practice in Schools (3 credits)
SW 661 qualifies as one of the two advanced macro-core courses and SW 663 satisfies the elective requirement for the M.S..W. program. These courses fulfill two of the three required courses for the school certification curriculum. The final course for school certification, SW 664, is required in addition to the 60 credit hours required for the M.S.W. degree (38 credits for advanced standing students).