School-Based Social Work Practice

Children in a parkThe certificate program in School-Based Social Work Practice prepares master’s students both in the Clinical and APP concentrations to be school-based social work practitioners.

School-based social workers are an integral link between school, home, and community in helping students achieve academic success. They work directly with school administrations as well as students and families, providing leadership in forming school discipline policies, mental health intervention, crisis management, and support services. As part of an interdisciplinary team to help students succeed, social workers also facilitate community involvement in the schools while advocating for student success.