Only students admitted during the academic year in which the program is granted candidacy will be recognized as having graduated from an accredited program. Students admitted prior to the academic year in which the program was granted candidacy would not be recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited social work education program.
Programs in candidacy must develop and offer foundation content and advanced content for the master’s program. They cannot offer an advanced-standing only program.
All means of delivery of the curriculum (part-time, distance education off-site or online), being implemented currently or planned in the near future, should be included in the Benchmark I document.
If a program fails to submit a Benchmark document by the due date, COA may remove the program from candidacy or deny initial accreditation.
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