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SOCW 480 – Special Studies in School Social Work Practice

Note: If you are a regularly admitted UIC student and wish to enroll in this course, you must enroll in the campus section of the course by using Student Self-Service.

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SOCW 480 – Special Studies in School Social Work Practice

College/Department: College of Social Work

Program: Post-Master of Social Work Professional Educator License, School Social Worker Endorsement Program

Dates: 8/21/23 – 12/1/23

Credits: 3 graduate semester credit hours

Tuition/Fees: $552 per semester credit hour tuition.

Comments: Students must be admitted to the Post-MSW Professional Educator License (PEL), School Social Worker Endorsement Program.
Must concurrently enroll in SOCW 574. Enrollment in SOCW 574 is dependent on student’s current professional experience. For more details, email the instructor.

Description: The course considers historical, theoretical, legal, policy, and practice issues relevant to the practice of social work in urban schools. Its purpose is to develop the competencies and practice behaviors necessary for successful and competent, evidence informed practice with students, teachers, families, schools, and communities. This course utilizes an ecological systems framework and strengths perspective for the development of competence in school social work practice. Special attention is given to practice issues in urban settings and practice with diverse children, including children affected by poverty, gender issues, disability, sexual orientation and/or racial or ethnic minority status. Current issues in school social work are addressed.

Prerequisites: Course offered to Graduate ONLY

Textbook: For textbook information, please e-mail the instructor at chowens@uic.edu

Audit Option: No

Instructor(s): Chastity Owens

Location: This class meets online.

Schedule: This class meets online asynchronous.

Enrollment Deadline: Two weeks prior to the first class

This course is a regular UIC campus course (listed in the UIC Schedule of Classes) in which a limited number of seats is available for continuing education students. If you are a regularly admitted UIC student and wish to enroll in this course, you must enroll in the campus section of the course by using Student Self-Service.

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