Social Work and Education
Dual Degree Programs in Social Work and Education
Social workers and educators are deeply involved in working with children and families who are at risk. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for students to develop skills in both professional arenas and to take leadership in designing and administering creative direct service and programmatic responses to the changing needs of schools, families, and communities.
The program is a multifaceted course of study leading to two master’s degrees —
Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Education (EdM) in either Special Education or Educational Leadership or to an MSW and a doctorate in Special Education (EdD).
In Social Work, students may concentrate in either Clinical or Macro social work.
Program graduates are currently working in a wide variety of positions from early intervention programs to AIDS education, school administration and school social work to YMCA program planning. Some describe themselves as primarily social workers, others as primarily teachers/administrators, and still others as both.
The MSW/EdM program usually takes two and a half to three years of full-time study, though more time may be required if the student wishes to pursue teacher licensure. The MSW/EdD in Special Education program is contingent on completion of comprehensive examinations and dissertation research. Coursework takes about three years.
MSW/EdM Overview: 50 credits in SW, 24 credits in SED, 9 in either SW or SED
Please feel free to contact us:
School of Social Work
Assistant Dean, Field Education
School of Education
Donna Lehr, PhD