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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

Social workers can be proud of their voter mobilization efforts in the 2020 elections. With more than 158.4 million ballots cast, nearly two-thirds of eligible voters exercised their right to vote. These elections are on record as having one of the highest voter turnouts, despite the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, allegations of voter fraud, and delays in postal service that affected timely delivery of some mail-in ballots. Read more.
Land acknowledgment statements are part of the truth and reconciliation movement to address mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples across the globe. These statements are intentional and personal. Land acknowledgments name the historical treatment of Indigenous Peoples in the loss of their lands; land acknowledgment statements also provide non-Indigenous people opportunities for critical self-reflection and for learning about alternative perspectives on the history of this country. Read Dr. Rebecca Maldonado Moore's personal reflections on the significance of land acknowledgment statements.
In observance of Women’s History Month, members of the CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (Women’s Council) took to CSWE Spark to share thoughtful profiles on their accomplishments and the mentors that help make those accomplishments possible. Read more.
In recognition of Arab-American Heritage Month, Jessica Saba, MSW, explores Arab representation and experiences in the United States.