Social Work, Child Welfare, Certificate
The Social Work Program offers two certificates, the Social Work—Child Welfare Certificate and the Social Work—Gerontology Certificate. Both certificates require 12 credits of course work. These certificates are open only to majors within the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Child Welfare Certificate
The child welfare certificate is developed around preparing students to become an effective advocate for children as victims and survivors of child abuse. The coursework within this program will increase students' understanding of factors that lead to child maltreatment, as well as how to work effectively in various agencies and systems to respond to such incidents. Students may want to add a child welfare certificate if they are interested in areas such as child protective services, foster care, or adoption.
The student must complete, at a grade level of C or above, the required Social Work course within the selected certificate program and three other electives from the list of electives for the certificate program (see the following).
|SW 385||Child Welfare||3|
|Electives (Choose nine credits)||9|
|Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice|
|History of the Family in America|
|Psychology of Adolescence|
|Psychology of the Exceptional Child|
|Sociology of Family|
|Introduction to Diverse Learners|
|Child Abuse and Neglect: Educational Implications|
|Other courses as approved by the student’s advisor and department chair. All certificate courses must be completed with a C (or S) or better.|