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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 inviting members to participate in a Global Agenda study about how social workers and social work educators promote the importance of human relationships. Learn more.
CSWE members are invited to participate in a new task force that will develop a 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards curricular guide on environmental justice. Social work faculty members with experience teaching environmental studies content at the baccalaureate or master’s level are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is August 30, 2019.
CSWE joins U.S.-based and international social work education programs and associations in condemning the violence against Muslims that occurred in Christchurch on March 15, 2019.  Read more.
The social work education community is celebrating Social Work Month across the country. View a list of activities, events, initiatives, and inspiration by state/region and join us in elevating the social work profession. Learn more.
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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
School of Social Work

The Aging and Longevity Studies Program (ALSP) at the University of Iowa School of Social Work offers a certificate program that has earned the Program of Merit designation from the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education, a national membership organization of colleges and universities that offers education, training, and research programs in the field of aging. The school’s undergraduate ALSP certificate program is the first program in Iowa to achieve this distinction.

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