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Spring Arbor University’s MSW program to offer virtual model for students

SAU’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program recently received approval from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to offer their two-year program over Zoom. In March 2022, SAU will offer three models of instruction for the program: face-to-face, Zoom (synchronous), and online (asynchronous).

SAU’s MSW program has worked with the CSWE since the 1990s to provide an accredited social work education for students. The MSW program is required to meet the same high accreditation standards regardless of its delivery method. Attending a CSWE accredited social work program is required for full licensure at both BSW and MSW job levels.

There is a pent-up demand for social workers in Michigan. Schools are desperate to hire mental and physical health professionals to help meet student needs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. With a student-to-school counselor ratio of 671-1 in the 2019-20 academic school year, efforts to increase the number of social workers, counselors, and psychologists in schools have continued to increase over the past year.

SAU is currently accepting applications for classes beginning this March.