Students in this program earn their Master of Social Work and upon graduation are eligible to apply for the Massachusetts State Licence so be a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor. This certification is required to work as a clinical social worker in many school settings.

Faculty
    Nora Rushford
    • Nora Rushford
    • Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2954
    • Office: P414D
    Suzanne Hecker
    • Suzanne Hecker
    • Field Department, Faculty
    • Phone: 617-521-2210
    • Office: P304J
    Jill Ragusa
    • Jill Ragusa
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Social Work and Coordin
    • Office: P304D
    Jill Ragusa
    • Jill Ragusa
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Social Work and Coordin
    • Office: P304D
Full-time Program

Requirements for the M.S.W. with Licensure as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor Include:

  • Sixty-two credits in the MSW program and three required courses (eight credits) taken in the Simmons College Department of Education
  • Successful completion of the two SSW field placements; one placement must be in a school setting and one placement must be in a setting serving children and families
  • Attainment of passing scores on the MTEL Communication and Literacy tests by completion of the first year of MSW study.

Students planning to work toward the school social worker license should schedule a meeting with the Coordinator of Academic Services or with the Assistant Dean soon after acceptance into the MSW program to begin to plan a course schedule. Field placement planning should be guided by licensure requirements.

More information on Licensure and Courses:

School Social Work Licensure Program Application - 2013-2014

Licensure Testing 

Required Courses 

Placement Log 

Profession Support Personnel Practicum/Practicum Equivalent Form 

Sample schedules for students beginning in Fall 2013 or after:

Sample 2-Year Full-Time Program 

Sample 3-Year Extended Study Program 

Sample schedules for students who began their program prior to Fall 2013:

Sample 2-Year Full-Time Program 

Sample 3-Year Extended Study Program 

Course Credit Checklists:

Course Credit Checklist for Students Beginning in Fall 2013 or After 

Course Credit Checklist for Students who Began Prior to Fall 2013 

How to Apply

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