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

CSWE’s Annual Report highlights the activities and accomplishments of the organization for a complete fiscal year. The 2017-2018 Annual Report is now available online and shows key indicators for social work programs, professional development, advocacy, leadership, centers and initiatives, and membership.
CSWE members are invited to participate in a task force being formed to develop a new curricular guide that addresses substance use. Social work faculty members with experience teaching about substance use, and practitioners working with populations struggling with substance use, are encouraged to apply.  The application deadline is January 4, 2019. Learn more here
CSWE is pleased to share a free online course addressing high-risk drinking behaviors in women and the potential for adverse health and reproductive outcomes. Continuing education credits are available.

Join CSWE on December 5, 2018, at 1:00 pm ET for a live webinar about accreditation of practice doctoral programs. CSWE will share updates about the process and invite feedback on the current draft of accreditation standards.

The Council on Social Work Education and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network are participating in a TwitterChat on how to prevent, intervene and support people with opioid use disorders.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to announce the Premier and Platinum Sponsors for its 64th Annual Program Meeting (APM). CSWE gives special thanks to these sponsors for their generous support. Read more
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School of Social Work

Louisiana State University’s (LSU) School of Social Work, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center Inc., has launched the LSU School of Social Work Training Center to develop resources and training for suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and other training for on-going social work education for the establishment of a new program, the National Suicidology Training Center. 

Voting is Social Work


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