Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 800 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.
CSWE is a national association of social work education programs and individuals that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice. CSWE pursues this mission in higher education by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards for baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in social work, by promoting faculty development, by engaging in interprofessional and international collaborations, and by advocating for social work education and research.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy Statement
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is committed to valuing and reflecting the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our members throughout the organization and its programming. We seek to include diverse voices and perspectives, and to keep diversity, equity, and inclusion in focus as we hire staff, appoint volunteers, elect individuals, and select vendors. This includes, but is not limited to, culture, race, religion, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, disability, and country of origin of people. As our understanding deepens about the intersectional, complex, and nuanced nature of diversity, we will continue to be responsive, innovative, and forward-thinking.
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Thank you for your interest in creating a curricular guide as part of the EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series. Curricular Guides are used as an educational resource in various settings, particularly in the classroom. Please read the following guidelines to understand the curricular guide development process.
Curricular Guides are created jointly with Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) staff and task force participants, led by two co-chairs and nine competency chairs. Task force members can be selected by CSWE staff and co-chairs or by an open call. Task force participants may include: CSWE members, social work professionals and/or interdisciplinary professionals.
Each guide takes approximately one year to create with copyediting, printing, and promotion of the guide completed by CSWE. Curricular Guides are grant-funded, costing approximately $45,000- $50,000. CSWE recommends proposers identify or already have a funding source; CSWE may supplement additional grant sources on a case-by-case basis.
Use this form to propose a curricular guide. CSWE administration will review the form and contact you within 2 weeks of review. For questions, contact Joseph Bess, Director of Professional Development, firstname.lastname@example.org.