Continuing Education / Certificate Programs
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The School of Social Work offers several foundation
year MSW courses and a variety of electives over the statewide
Interactive Compressed Video system. Non-degree students from around the
state may register to take some of these courses at one of six
convenient compressed video classrooms located at each of the University
of Maine System campuses (USM, UMM, UMF, UMPI, UMFK, UMA, Hutchinson
Center, and UMLA). In addition, matriculated students may complete
electives using a distance learning format with a few courses that are
offered in w web based format.
Certificate in Social Work Studies
This Certificate is a 15 credit post-baccalaureate
program focusing on the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for
working in a diverse human service setting. The core curriculum is built
around the foundation year courses of the University of Maine Master's
in Social Work program, and utilizes distance education technology and
off-site locations to meet the needs of a statewide audience.
This certificate will benefit people who are working
in human service agencies such as mental health centers, child welfare,
child and family service agencies, and many other social services
settings. Students who are licensed in the State of Maine may also
submit certificate courses as part of their Continuing Education
requirements. The certificate program is also an excellent opportunity
for students considering the MSW degree, to learn more about the
University of Maine MSW program and advanced social work curriculum.
All courses taken through the Certificate in Social
Work Studies program are recorded on a transcript and credits
earned can be applied towards the MSW degree if the student is accepted
into the UM School of Social Work. Enrolling in the Certificate program does not guarantee admission into the
matriculated MSW program. Please refer to the
Certificate in Social Work Studies Brochure for more information.
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