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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

CSWE Board of Directors Chair Dr. Saundra Starks, LCSW announces a new opportunity for students to serve on the Board. Read on for information on nominating a colleague or self-nominating. 
CSWE understands that many programs may be disrupted as they recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Ida. Should there be any question as to how these disruptions impact field education, site visits, or other accreditation-related concerns, please see our one-page resource and contact your accreditation specialist at any time.
CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey addresses questions regarding the status and format of the 2021 Annual Program Meeting.
CSWE is proud to present the grantees for the sixth cycle of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education grant program. These projects will prepare future social workers and researchers to practice within an increasingly interdependent and interconnected global community.