Social Work, Child Welfare, Certificate
The Social Work Program offers three certificates, the Social Work—Child Welfare Certificate, the Social Work—Gerontology Certificate, the Social Work - Mental Health and Well-Being Certificate.
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.
This certificate requires 12 credits of course work and is open only to majors within the College of Education and Human Sciences. 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|
|Advanced Child Welfare|
|Other courses as approved by the student’s advisor and department chair.|
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Be prepared to become effective advocates for children as victims and survivors of child abuse.
- Increase their understanding of factors that lead to child maltreatment.
- Work effectively in various agencies and systems to respond to incidents of child maltreatment.