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 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.
Available now at the CSWE Bookstore—Teaching Social Work With Digital Technology was written to help social work educators make pedagogically sound, rational, practical, and ethical decisions about integrating technology into their social work programs and across the curriculum. Click here to read more.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education (KAKI) are pleased to announce the request for proposals for the 2019 KAKI Grant. The grant cycle spans 3 years (2019–2022) and offers up to $10,000 for at least three grantees. Click here for more information. 
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
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.
65th Annual Program Meeting          Social Work CAS          CSWE Program Spotlight

School of Social Welfare

The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has announced a new Center for Community Engagement & Collaboration. Housed in the school’s Office of Research and its instructional programs, the center’s two divisions will focus on initiatives that broaden and deepen the social welfare school's connections to its valued community partners, particularly its field agencies, alumni, and research partners.

Voting is Social Work


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