Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Graduate Courses

SOWK 609: Social Work Practicum in Schools

Credit Hours



The overall goal of SOWK 609 is for students to integrate an analytic understanding of the role of school social workers, an appreciation of school social workers’ current and historical contributions to K-12 education, societal values underlying their role and an understanding of systematic intervention in the school using a variety of intervention modalities.

The course focuses specifically on the roles of social workers in the schools including provision of direct service, consultation, advocacy, program development and evaluation as well as liaison functions with families and community systems.