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Master of Social Work

School Social Work Endorsement

Newman University is an approved institution of higher education to offer coursework for School Social Worker endorsement. School Social Worker endorsement is designed to prepare participants to become effective practitioners within the context of the public school system. The School Social Work program offers endorsement that is specific to social workers that hold an MSW and are interested in a career in K-12 education.

Social workers working within school systems provide services to students to enhance their emotional well-being and improve their academic performance. This specialty focus provides students with a plan of study that provides a theoretical and evidence-based perspective on the methods in K-12 education.

Course Delivery


Newman's main campus is in Wichita and an outreach location in Colorado Springs.


SWK 7583 School Social Work is offered online for Summer 2022.


SWK 7583 is 8-weeks long and is 3 credits. 

Required Course 

  • SWK 7583 School Social Work 
  • Semester: Summer

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

Newman University admits students who wish to earn academic credit but are not pursuing a degree at Newman University. These students are considered non-degree seeking. Individuals interested in taking SWK 7583 School Social Work will need to apply to Newman University as non-degree-seeking. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Upon competition of SWK 7583, students will request an official memo or transcript to reflect the completed course. The student will then review Kansas's or Colorado's requirements for School Social Work Licensure. 

Admission Criteria

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

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



State Requirements for School Social Work Licensure