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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.

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The EPAS revision process is a multi-faceted and years-long effort that commenced in December 2017. Read on to learn about the many ways that CSWE collected feedback over the past few years. 
Two students enrolled at accredited social work programs were appointed to CSWE’s Board of Directors on November 15. 

CSWE President and CEO to Retire in 2022
Darla Spence Coffey to leave CSWE in December 2022
CSWE announced today that Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW, will retire from the organization after what will be a 10-year tenure as president and CEO in December 2022.
More than 1,400 attendees attended the 67th APM, which featured more than 600 education sessions that touched on a range of topics including social justice, addictions, disability issues, and social welfare policy and policy practice.