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2022 APM

November 10-13

2022 Annual Program Meeting

Leading Critical Conversations: Human Rights Are Global Rights

  • CSWE Tackles Standardizing Substance Misuse Curriculum

    The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) hosted a Prac-Ed Faculty Development Institute event on Thursday, June 23, that focused on the topic, Preparing Future Practitioners to Address Substance Misuse.

  • CSWE Celebrates Approval of the 2022 EPAS

    CSWE is pleased to announce the approval and release of the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Resources are available to assist programs as they begin planning their transition to the new EPAS.

  • CSWE Welcomes Dr. Hilary Weaver as Chair

    Hilary Weaver, DSW, is a professor and associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and she will serve as chair of CSWE's Board for three years.

Accreditation

CSWE Accreditation

CSWE's Commission on Accreditation (COA) is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards. In accordance with the requirements of CSWE's recognition body, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation…



Accredited

Fully Accredited


Accredited (Conditional)

Accredited with documented noncompliance with one or more standards that must be addressed within a year


Accredited (Withdrawal in Progress)

Accredited with a planned closure date


Candidacy

Program has completed at least one year of Candidacy process and is moving toward full accreditation within two years


Pre-Candidacy

Program has had standards approved in draft form and is scheduled to be reviewed for Candidacy status within one year

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About Us

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.

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Research

The CSWE organizational mission includes the charge to advocate for social work education and research. CSWE's strategic plan outlines the need for research to inform policy and practice and to serve the needs of CSWE member programs—their deans, directors, faculty members, and students. The CSWE Commission on Research (COR) and CSWE research staff work to serve that need. The COR developed research priorities with input from the CSWE commissions and councils to guide their work; they will report on progress periodically.

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Current Number of Social Work Programs

As of the February 2022 COA meeting, there are

  • 542

    accredited baccalaureate programs

  • 309

    accredited master's programs

  • 4

    accredited post-master's fellowship programs

  • 13

    baccalaureate programs in candidacy

  • 27

    master's programs in candidacy

  • 6

    baccalaureate programs in pre-candidacy

  • 14

    master's programs in pre-candidacy