Master of Social Work

School Social Work Endorsement

Newman University is an approved institution to offer coursework for Colorado's School Social Worker endorsement. The School Social Worker endorsement is designed to prepare participants holding an MSW to become effective practitioners within the context of the K-12 public and charter education system. 

Social workers working within school systems provide services to students to enhance their emotional well-being and improve their academic performance. Coursework for the school social work endorsement provides a theoretical and evidence-based perspective on social work methods in K-12 education.

Course Information

  • SWK 7583 School Social Work
  • Semester: Summer
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Credit: 3 graduate credit hours
  • Location: Wichita Campus & Colorado Springs Campus 

This course addresses the roles and functions of school social workers in providing services to students, families, and school personnel within diverse communities. Current best practices in assessment, educational planning, intervention, and evaluation will be emphasized. The impact of government and school policies on the provision of educational services will be examined.

Apply To Take SWK 7583 School Social Work

If you already have an MSW from a CSWE accredited program, please apply as a non-degree seeking student for our summer workshop. Please note that non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Newman University’s School Social Work Workshop application is online.

If you have a BSW from a CSWE accredited program or a degree in a field other than social work, please apply as a degree-seeking student in our MSW program.

Apply to Newman University's MSW Program online.

State Requirements for School Social Work Licensure



Professional Licensure Disclosure 

For students considering an academic program, whether online or campus based as a pathway to professional credential in any field:

Newman University recommends that you contact the appropriate state credentialing board in the state in which you reside or wish to be employed, prior to beginning a course of study to determine whether the program you are considering will meet that state’s credentialing requirements.  We cannot confirm whether the Newman University program meets requirements for professional credentialing in states outside of Kansas or Colorado.

If you need assistance in contacting the appropriate state credentialing board or for questions regarding your program of study, please contact MSW Program Director Yelando Johnson 316.942.4291 Ext. 2326 [email protected]