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 is pleased to announce the release of a final report, State of Field Education Survey: A Survey of Directors of Field Education on Administrative Models, Staffing, and ResourcesThe report helps answer many critical questions about how our field education programs are organized, who is leading them, and various resources needed.
The 2017 Annual Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States report is available now. Read the report to learn more about the status of social work education. Learn more
 
Join CSWE for the first webinar in our new series “CSWEducation Connections: Real-time conversations on pressing issues in social work education” on September 19 at 1:00 pm ET. We will explore how changing accreditation standards will impact MSWs’ ability to teach graduate-level courses. Learn more.

CSWE Receives $7M Behavioral Health Grant for Doctoral and Master’s Students
Minority Fellowship Program Gets Renewed SAMHSA Funding for 5 Years
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has received a 5-year, $7.1 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to continue the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). The grant includes more than $95,000 in additional funding annually compared to grants in the two previous cycles. Read more here.


 
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to announce Duy Nguyen, PhD, LCSW, MSW, as its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Director, effective June 11, 2018. Learn more about Nguyen here
62nd Annual Program Meeting                  

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
School of Social Work

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work is holding a year-long lecture series designed to meet the profession's grand challenge of "Harnessing Technology for Social Good." The series is designed to present innovative applications of technology powered by science to expand new opportunities and collaborations for reaching more people with greater impact on society's most vexing social problems.

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