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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 has been awarded nearly $500,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand substance use disorder practitioner education in social work. Read more here.
CSWE has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The New York Community Trust for social work field education and community engagement projects that integrate policy practice and knowledge building. Read more here.

Looking Back on the History of Social Work Education
Video Presented at CSWE's 2019 APM
CSWE's 65th Annual Program Meeting focused on looking back so that we can move forward. This short video is just a very brief look at a very rich history of Social Work education. View the video here.
Click here to read the 2018 Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States report and learn more about current the status of social work education.
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

School of Social Work

The University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Social Work has been awarded a $1 million, 2-year grant from the international Oak Foundation to help fund the construction of the Tiny Homes Village, a demonstration project designed to create a new form of affordable housing for people with mental illnesses and other health conditions. The village will also support and house veterans in need. The project is being built through a public–private partnership led by local nonprofit Cross Disability Services Inc. and the School of Social Work. 

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