Certificates and Credentials

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The following certificates and credential are available for both 3-year and full-time students who meet specified requirements. Students should notify the MSW Admissions Director or the MSW Graduate Advisor regarding their particular interest prior to entry into the MSW Program.

Spanish Language Counseling Certificate

Requirements: ScWk 224

Certificate in Gerontology

Requirements: ScWk 250, ScWk 251, Gero 260, Gero elective course, and a second year internship in an aging-focused services agency. (In partnership with the SJSU Gerontology Program)

Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC)

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) may be obtained by MSW graduates who pass the CBEST and who meet the PPSC program requirements. The PPSC is obtained in School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance. Students must accept placement in an approved PPSC program school setting for their second year practicum. The PPSC may also be earned in a post-MSW program for practitioners who need or desire the credential.

Post-MSW Social Work Licensure

Students graduating with an MSW degree from an accredited social work program are eligible to accrue hours towards the LCSW, ACSW, and other social work licenses. Hours obtained prior to obtaining your MSW degree (e.g., practicum, paid, and/or volunteer experience) do not count towards licensure.