2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Requirements for Licensure in School Social Work

The objectives of School Social Work are to expand the student’s knowledge of social work in a school setting and to recommend licensure of the student in School Social Work. Upon successful completion of the course of study, the student can apply for licensure with the Tennessee State Board of Education. Only with this license can the graduate be employed as a School Social Worker in the State of Tennessee.

In addition to the prerequisites and the course requirements listed above for the Bachelor of Social Work, the licensure in School Social Work requires the following courses: SWK 3150, EDU 2100, EDU 2110, EDU 3800. SWK 4420 must be completed in a school which is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

All students wishing to be recommended by Belmont University to the Tennessee State Board of Education must meet Belmont’s residency requirements (last 32 semester hours taken at Belmont -- including 9 hours of Education). Students who wish to seek licensure in School Social Work must contact Lorraina Scholten, Chair, Department of Social Work.

Social Work 2000, Introduction to Social Work, is a prerequisite for all courses in social work.

Requirements for Licensure in Child Welfare

The Department of Social Work in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services awards stipends and certification for students who meet the admission criteria and satisfactorily complete the required course and field work. For more information about applying to the Tennessee Child Welfare Certification Program please contact the social work department.