Kansas has three levels of social work licensure, allowing eligible individuals to work in the field. The minimum social work degree required to become certified is a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree approved by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). A CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) is eligible to work as a master social worker or specialist clinical social worker. This page lists Kansas social work schools that can help you prepare for a fulfilling career in social work. While no online social work services are currently available in Kansas, online programs from other states may be able to help you meet your licensing requirements.
Tabor College, a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Mennonite church, is located in rural eastern Kansas. Tabor’s Department of Social & Behavioral Science offers a BSW curriculum that is rooted on social work and Christian philosophies and is accredited by the CSWE. Students are encouraged to engage in college and community service programs, participate in the classroom learning process, and actively contribute to the college community. The college’s core curriculum, which includes liberal arts classes, main courses, and electives, must be followed by all students. Cultural studies, theological studies, research, and current religious topics are all part of the liberal arts curriculum, which gives the social work program depth. To meet the liberal arts course requirements, a variety of study abroad options are available. Students seeking a degree in social work must also take courses in social care, strategy, and science. In 2016, US News & World Report ranked the college #41 among Midwest regional colleges.
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HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Gina Smith, director of the Kelly Center at Fort Hays State University, was recently awarded the University of Kansas Field Education Margo Award for Excellence in Field Instruction-Preceptor for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Jessica Albin, Hays, the student who nominated Smith for the award, described her as “sweet, personable, funny, and uplifting.” “She has been available to me during our regular weekly supervision periods (which she has never missed or rescheduled) and whenever I have needed to meet with her during the week.”
The Margo Awards, which are given out by the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, honor students and faculty members who succeed in the field of social work. Instructors and preceptors who have shown exemplary commitment to teaching and student learning are honored with the Excellence in Field Instruction awards.
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Associate Professor Rosalyn Bertram, Ph.D. (children, child protection, youth, and families, wraparound and multi-systemic collaborative strengths-based practice, evidence-based practice, program development and assessment, systems of care, and research)
Assistant Professor Sarah Pilgrim, Ph.D. (social welfare policy, research methods; scholarship: sexual health and decision making of adolescents in foster care through promotion of body image positivity and additional protective and promotive factors)
Associate Professor Robert Prue, Ph.D. (social work research methodology, open source and publicly accessible tools for social workers, aboriginal wellbeing and healing supports and modern medicine, spirituality and social work, veterans’ problems, post-traumatic stress)
“Prepare competent, advanced generalist social work practitioners to meet the needs of multicultural diverse populations in a dynamic mid-western metropolitan context; to be culturally proficient, ethical leaders and service providers engaged in knowledge-driven, inter-professional, multi-systemic, community-based practice; who advocate for social and economic justice.”
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The Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education certifies that a baccalaureate or master’s degree program in social work meets or exceeds standards for program quality as determined by a peer review process. The Commission on Accreditation has confirmed that an approved program has adequate resources to fulfill its mandate and objectives, and that it demonstrates conformity with all aspects of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
The Department of Social Work is working to create a Sustainable Lending Library that will make instructional materials and services more accessible to social work students during their academic careers. Our students will be able to borrow important educational materials from the library, which will be run by the department.