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School Social Work Hands-On Learning

Mount Union’s School Social Work Program offers numerous opportunities for students to gain valuable hands-on experience.

Field placement is a requirement that accompanies the school social work major. Every effort will be made to place a student in an 80-hour field placement that correlates with a student’s intended career path. As a result of this placement, a student can explore this career path in a real world setting before committing to advanced study in a graduate program.

The following courses allow students to engage in clinical observations in educational contexts:

  • ISP 220: Development and Characteristics of Typical and Atypical Learners
  • ISP 234: Intervention Specialist Curriculum
  • EDU 175: Introduction to Teaching Professions-Early Childhood and Intervention Specialist*
  • MCH 175: Introduction to Teaching Profession- Middle School*
  • AYA 175: Introduction to Teaching Profession- Secondary Education*

*Students will select ONE of these courses depending on which age group they wish to work with in the future.

The following course allows students to engage in systematic and empirical research:

  • SOC 364- Research Methods

The following courses allow students to engage in applied experiences in real-world contexts:

  • SOC 220-Many Faces of Poverty
  • SOC 350-Grants and Planning
  • SOC 490- Senior Practicum

Schedule a campus visit today to learn more about Mount Union’s School Social Work Program.