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School Social Work Preparation & Licensure

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 Minnesota Department of Education.

To summarize, the requirements to practice school social work licensure in Minnesota are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree or a master’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program.
  2. Licensure from the Minnesota Board on Social Work.
  3. Licensure from the Minnesota Department of Education.

Application Process: Go to the MN Department of Education website and apply online. Graduates need copies of the following: BSU transcript, fingerprint card, and MN Board of Social Work License. Website: http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html

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

Questions about School Social Work Licensure?

Contact:
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4266
Phone: 218-358-0323. 
http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html