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Department of Social Work Education


Fresno State University is fully accredited by the California Board of Education, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the California Commission On Teacher Credentialing.

Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Social Work Education are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). A CSWE accredited Social Work degree is required by many professional employers, schools, and is necessary for pursuit of the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. The CSWE accreditation process occurs every eight years. The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential program in school social work and child welfare & attendance is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  It is offered as part of the 60 unit MSW degree.  The PPS credential is required for employment in most public K-12 schools as a school social worker.

Accreditations include: 



The undergraduate and Master's in Social Work programs are reviewed for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education every eight years. The Department of Social Work Education completed a comprehensive self-study and site visit by the Council on Social Work Education for the undergraduate and Master's Social Work programs.

Annual Program Outcomes reports Student Learning Outcomes as one component of the Department's ongoing accreditation process with the Council on social Work Education. 

4.0.3 The program uses Form AS 4 (B) and/or Form AS4 (M) to report its most recent assessment outcomes to constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) these postings.