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School Social Work Preparation and Licensure cert

Minnesota recognizes the bachelor’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution (the BSU Social Work program is accredited by CSWE through 2008) as preparation for school social work licensure by the Department of Education (Board of Teaching).

The requirements to practice school social work licensure in Minnesota are:

A baccalaureate degree or a master’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program;
Licensure from the Minnesota Board of Social Work;
Licensure from the Department of Education as a Teacher/Related Service.
Social Work students should contact the Records and Registration Office at BSU during their senior year for a Board of Teaching licensure application. This application should be completed and submitted with the graduation plans to the Records and Registration Office.

The Social Work faculty encourages students to take additional courses in education along with SOWK 3790 Social Work in the School System to be well prepared for school social work practice.

For information about the Board of Teaching application for school social work licensure, contact Ms. Michelle Frenzel, Records and Registration Office, BSU: Phone: 218-755-2020; Email: mfrenzel@bemidjistate.edu

For information about school social work licensure, contact

Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4266
Phone: 651-582-8691; Fax: 651-582-8809
Email: Personnel.Licensing@state.mn.us