MSW students in Direct Practice concentration in the Title IV-E stipend program are required to follow the course listings below when developing their program of study. Any deviation from the list below must receive the approval of the coordinator of the Title IV-E program.
These courses are a part of the overall MSW degree curriculum and are included in the total units needed for graduation. Only concurrent PPSC students will need to complete additional 4 units in their advanced year. Students interested in the Administration track must have sufficient prior experiences in child welfare related work and be approved by the Title IV-E coordinator and the county child welfare services liaison upon award of the stipend.
Social Work Electives (6 units)
The following two courses are required as electives:
- SW 758 Advanced Child Welfare Practice (3) AND
- SW 780 Title IV-E Capstone (3)
If the student is completing the Pupil Personnel Services Credential concurrently as a Title IV-E student, the following two, additional courses are required:
- SW 758 School Social Work (3)
- SW 798 Special Study (1)
Other elective courses are encouraged but not required. Some of the available social work electives are:
- SW 720 Psychopathology (3)
- SW 758 Sub Abuse Intervention (3)
- SW 758 Immigration Issues (3)
Internships in the first year must be in a community-based setting serving Title IV-E children and families.
- SW 650 Field Practicum (3)
Second year internships in Advanced Direct Practice or Administration are in county child welfare services:
- SW 750/755 Advanced Field Practicum (4)
All MSW students must complete a thesis or pass a comprehensive exam in order to graduate from San Diego State University School of Social Work. A thesis-option is also possible with approval of the graduate advisor.
- SW 797 Research (3)
- SW 799A Thesis (3) (Thesis students only)
last updated 2/27/2015