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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

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, we have lauded and supported essential workers. Social workers were deemed essential early on in this crisis and will continue to play a crucial role in helping students, families, and school communities navigate school disruptions associated with the pandemic. COVID-19 school disruptions are particularly problematic for students who, due to a variety of factors, may be more vulnerable to learning loss. Read more.
Voting is a human right that provides individuals equal voice, self-determination, power in the political system, and meaningful participation in the decision-making process. CSWE and members of the Voting Is Social Work campaign bust several myths that stand in the way of truly effective voter registration efforts.
CSWE is excited to announce the grantees for the fifth cycle of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education grant program. These projects will prepare future social workers and researchers to practice within an increasingly interdependent and interconnected global community.
CSWE has long supported efforts to help Americans exercise their right to vote in elections. With the 2020 presidential election just 10 weeks away, CSWE supports the Voting Is Social Work campaign and its resources, which can help social workers, students, and educators register as many people as possible to vote in this year’s and future elections.