School Social Work Learning Objectives
- Integrate various theories, methodologies, and practices within the fields of psychology, sociology, and education.
- Apply knowledge of psychology, sociology, and education to one’s own world and educational setting.
- Critically evaluate psychological, sociological, and educational research.
- Design quantitative research demonstrating the effective use of technological resources and application of social scientific principles.
- Demonstrate sound written and oral communication skills in academic and applied settings.
- Think critically, formulate effective arguments, and solve problems through effective utilization of information.
- Show understanding of one’s own and others’ feelings, thoughts, and actions.
- Show empathy, caring, respect, and acceptance of others by demonstrating an appreciation for individual differences and cultural diversity.
Values, Ethics, and Professionalism:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of empirical evidence and the ever changing environments of the educational setting.
- Acquire hands-on experience in educational settings (e.g., internships, shadowing, practicums) that provide applied experiences for school counselors.
- Demonstrate the ability to behave ethically in academic and applied settings.
- Demonstrate the ability to use knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in educational settings that meet personal goals and societal needs.
- Be familiar with the professional expectations and qualifications for certification and/or licensure in the field of school social work (and be aware that these requirements vary from state to state).
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