About Us

Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.


What's New

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the 2017 award recipients of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is very pleased to share that of the 136 programs receiving grant money, 58 support social work programs. Read more.

The Social Work Educator Community has responded with an overwhelming desire to offer support to our colleagues in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. CSWE has established this fundraising campaign, of which 100% of dollars raised will go to our friends of ANAETS, Puerto Rico’s National Association of Social Workers. Click here to donate now.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to announce the Premier and Platinum Sponsors for its 63rd Annual Program Meeting (APM). Read more

CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey provides ways to communicate support to students affected by DACA and your commitment to protecting their human rights. Read more