2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Social Work Major
Social Justice Minor
Requirements for Licensure in School Social Work
Requirements for Licensure in Child Welfare


  Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

Hours
General Education Core Requirements 55
Major Rrequirements (Presented as a 4 year plan of study)   52
FALL 16  
GND 1015, First Year Seminar 3
GND 1050, Computer Proficiency 0  
ENG 1010, First Year Writing 3  
SWK 2000, Introduction to Social Work 3  
Religion (Choose path A or B) 3  
PED Wellness (Choose path A or B) 1  
SPRING 16  
BIO 1010, Biological Sciences 4  
SWK elective 3  
MTH 1020 or MTH 1080 3  
Select one Social Science course from Gen Ed menu 3  
COM 1100, Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3  
FALL 16-17  
SWK 2050, Research in Social Work 4
Select one Social Science course from Gen Ed menu 3  
PSY 1100, General Psychology (3) or PSY 1200, Introduction to Psychological Science (4) 3-4
Select one Fine Arts course from Gen Ed menu 3
SPRING 16-17
SWK elective 3
SWK 2300, Exploring Human Diversity 3
Select one Social Science course from Gen Ed menu 3
Elective (3) 3
Elective (3)  3
Wellness (Path A or B) 1-2
FALL 15-16
SWK 3210. Social Work Practice I 3
SWK 3810. Social Welfare Policy Issues and Services I 3
Elective (3) 3
ANY 3015 Jr. Cornerstone 3
Select one Humanities course from Gen Ed menu 3-4
SPRING 16
SWK 3220. Social Work Practice II 3
SWK 3820. Social Welfare Policy Issues and Services II 3
Religion (Path A or B) 3
ENG 3010, Third Year Writing 3
SWK 3700. Social Work Field Forum 3
PED Wellness  1
FALL 15
SWK 4410. Field Instruction I 6
SWK 4230. Crisis Intervention 3
SWK 3230, Practice III 3
Elective (3) 3
SPRING 15
SWK 4420. Field Instruction II - Cultural Responsiveness 6
SWK 4015, Capstone 3
Elective (3) 3
Elective (3) 3
Electives 18
Total   128
 
Minor in Social Justice Hours
SWK 2000, Introduction to Social Work 3  
15 hours in the Social Work curriculum except the following courses:
SWK 3210, 3220, 3700, 4230, 4410, 4420, 4015
15  
Total   18

Requirements for Licensure in School Social Work

The objectives of School Social Work are to expand the student’s knowledge of social work in a school setting and to recommend licensure of the student in School Social Work. Upon successful completion of the course of study, the student can apply for licensure with the Tennessee State Board of Education. Only with this license can the graduate be employed as a School Social Worker in the State of Tennessee.

In addition to the prerequisites and the course requirements listed above for the Bachelor of Social Work, the licensure in School Social Work requires the following courses: SWK 3150, EDU 2100, EDU 2110, EDU 3800. SWK 4420 must be completed in a school which is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

All students wishing to be recommended by Belmont University to the Tennessee State Board of Education must meet Belmont’s residency requirements (last 32 semester hours taken at Belmont -- including 9 hours of Education). Students who wish to seek licensure in School Social Work must contact Lorraina Scholten, Chair, Department of Social Work.

Social Work 2000, Introduction to Social Work, is a prerequisite for all courses in social work.