A school social worker’s job is to assess the causes of academic and behavioral problems of children and develop a plan to address those concerns. The primary functions of the school social worker are working with children and families in crisis and assisting families of children with special needs. To receive a certification in School Social Work from Middle Tennessee State University, the student must take the following courses:
Students must also complete two field placements in school settings. Upon completion of these requirements, students should contact the Social Work Office for authorization to apply for licensure. The Teacher Licensing Office in the College of Education handles the paperwork for application for licensure.