The School of Social Work has many certification programs available in the Carthage MSW Program.
Post-MSW Professional Educator License (PEL): School Social Worker Endorsement
This program is for graduates with an MSW degree from an accredited school of social work who are seeking the required courses and field placement for licensure as a school social worker in Illinois (PEL license).
This post-master’s certificate program equips mental health professionals to better affect positive psychosocial development of their student clients. Primary takeaways from the program will include: fostering collaboration between schools and families, implementing strength-based interventions in schools, advocating for whole-school interventions, and becoming more data driven and evidence informed as School-Based Mental Health Practitioners (SBMHP).
People interested in public service, philanthropy and community-building work, regardless of their fields of specialization, benefit from participation in the program. Students gain professional skills and expertise in nonprofit management, strategic planning, utilization of foundation resources and grant making.