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 760 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 President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey provides ways to communicate support to students affected by DACA and your commitment to protecting their human rights. Read more

Read a letter from CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey regarding the Trump Administration's announcement of rescinding President Obama’s executive order on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

The National Nominating Committee is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to serve as chair-elect for CSWE’s Board of Directors. The chair-elect serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for 1 year during the current chair’s final year, and then begins a 3-year term as chair the following year. Click here for more information. 
 

CSWE encourages members to participate in a Twitter Storm on Tuesday, September 5, 11:00 am-1:00 pm to remind the Senate of the importance of Title VII and Title VIII programs. Learn how to participate.