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M.S.W. with Licensure as a School Social Worker

Students in the M.S.W. program interested in practicing as a school social worker can elect to earn the Massachusetts state license to be a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, the certification required to work as a clinical social worker in many school settings.

Requirements for the M.S.W. with Licensure as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor Include:

  • Sixty-three credits in the MSW program and three required courses (eight credits) taken in the Simmons College Department of Education
  • Successful completion of the two SSW field placements; one placement must be in a school setting and one placement must be in a setting serving children and families
  • Attainment of passing scores on the MTEL Communication and Literacy tests by completion of the first year of MSW study.

Students planning to work toward the school social worker license should schedule a meeting with the Coordinator of Academic Services or with the Assistant Dean soon after acceptance into the MSW program to begin to plan a course schedule. Field placement planning should be guided by licensure requirements.

More information on Licensure and Courses:

School Social Work Licensure Program Application, 2014-2015

Information for Students Beginning, 2014-2015

Licensure Testing

Required Courses

Placement Log

Profession Support Personnel Practicum/Practicum Equivalent Form

Sample schedules for students beginning in Fall 2013 or after:

Sample 2-Year Full-Time Program

Sample 3-Year Extended Study Program

Sample schedules for students who began their program prior to Fall 2013:

Sample 2-Year Full-Time Program

Sample 3-Year Extended Study Program

Course Credit Checklists:

Course Credit Checklist for Students Beginning in Fall 2013 or After

Course Credit Checklist for Students who Began Prior to Fall 2013