POST MSW - HSV CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

A Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) from a CSWE accredited school of social work

SW 581  Home and School Visitor Field Education (360 hrs) * 3 credit
SW 561 Social Work with Children ** 3 credits
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education  3 credits
EDUC 549  Law and the School 3 credits 
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment of ELL  3 credits
S ED 507 Characteristics and Remedial Strategies  3 credits
S ED 511 Curriculum Adaptations for the Special-Needs Learner  3 credits
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches  3 credits
Total 18 credits to 24 credits

*All Home and School Visitor post MSW candidates complete a minimum of 360 hours in a school-based field placement which can be the applicants current position as a School Social worker, Crisis Counselor, Emergency  HSV etc.,  A mentor who is a Certified Home and School Visitor completes a role competency evaluation of the candidates demonstrated skills.  Post MSW students who completed an Internship in during their MSW experience within the past 5 years can be given credit for the placement if it was under a School Social Worker/HSV  and the candidate completes a portfolio demonstrating the HSV Role Competencies.

** Students are exempt from this course if they have taken an equivalent course in their MSW program in the past five years.

All Candidates will complete a plan based on the PDE Role and HSV competencies.

Candidates will complete this plan delineating how they will demonstrate each of the competencies.

All candidates develop during SW 581 ( HSV Field Experience) a portfolio demonstrating their work i.e a group curriculum, in-service presentation, letters used for families, projects etc. Each applicant should develop a new project or service for their schools or IU  to  be completed during the semester.  Please note:  Candidates who have been given  credit for a School based placement during their MSW Education will also develop a Portfolio demonstrating the Competencies.

An onsite visit is arranged once the plan is received to review it with the candidate and the Field Instructor. The portfolio will be reviewed at the end of the practicum during the evaluation visit.

In  addition PDE requires all post MSW/Home and School Visitor candidates to have passed the PA Social Work License exam and hold a valid PA Social Work License (LSW or LCSW) at the time they apply for certification to PDE.

HSV CERTIFICATION ONLY REQUIREMENTS

Specific to MSW curriculum:
SW 501  Social Work Practice of SW I  3 credits
SW 502  Social Work Practice of SW II  3 credits
SW 591  Field Education Experience I (200 hrs.)  3 credits
SW 592  Field Education Experience II (240 hrs.)  3 credits 
SW 601  Human Behavior I: Psychosocial Analysis of Human Behavior  3 credits
SW 503  Social Work Practice III  3 credits
SW 801  Introduction to Social Justice, Social Welfare Policy and Professional Legacy  3 credits
SW 971 Ethics  3 credits
SW 536  Social Work with Children (mandatory elective)  3 credits
27 credits
Required Education Courses:
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education (3) 
EDUC 549  Law and the School (3) 
EDUC 561  Methods, Materials and Assessment of ELL (3)
S ED 507 Characteristics and Remedial Strategies (3)
S ED 511 Curriculum Adaptations for the Special-Needs Learner (3)
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches (3) 
18 credits
TOTAL 45 credits

All Home and School Visitor ONLY candidates complete a minimum of 440 hours in a school-based field placement, supervised by a Certified Home and School Visitor who completes a role competency evaluation of the candidates demonstrated skills. This requirement is met by completion of SW 591 Field I and SW 592 Field II . All Candidates will complete a plan based on the PDE Role and HSV competencies.

Candidates will complete this plan delineating how they will demonstrate each of the competencies.

In addition candidates develop during their Field Experience a portfolio demonstrating their work i.e a group curriculum, in-service presentation, letters used for families, projects etc. Each applicant will develop a project or service for their schools or IU to be completed during their placement.

An onsite visit is arranged once the plan is received to review it with the candidate and the Field Instructor. The portfolio will be reviewed at the end of the practicum during the evaluation visit.

Revised Fall 2016

 

MSW/HSV CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

(Started while completing MSW)

Specific to MSW curriculum:
SW 501  Practice I: Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 3 credits
SW 502  Practice II: Social Work Practice with Groups  3 credits
SW 591  Field Education Experience I (200 hrs.)  3 credits
SW 592 Field Education Experience II (240 hrs.)  3 credits 
SW 503  Practice III: Social work Practice with Communities and Organizations  3 credits
SW 504  Practice IV: Advanced Practice w/ Individuals, Families & Small Group  3 credits
SW 505  Practice V: Administration in Social Work  3 credits 
SW 506  Practice VI: Culminating Integrative Seminar  3 credits
SW 595  Field Education Experience III (240 hrs.)  3 credits
SW 596  Field Education Experience IV (240 hrs.)  3 credits
SW 601  Human Behavior I: Psychosocial Analysis of Human Behavior  3 credits
SW 621 Social Work Perspectives on Psychopathology 3 credits
SW 701  SW Research: Design & Methodology  3 credits
SW 702  SW Research II: Implementation & Analysis 3 credits
SW 801  Introduction to Social Justice, Social Welfare Policy and Professional Legacy  3 credits
SW 802  Social Welfare Policy & Services II  3 credits
SW 971  Ethical Issues in SW Practice  3 credits
SW 536  Social Work with Children (mandatory elective)  3 credits
Two additional electives of choice, two can be a required Education course though it is recommended that only one Education course be utilized as an elective 6 credits
HSV seminar if there are 3 or more students doing certification concurrently no credit
TOTAL 60 credits

MSW - HSV Additional CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Required Education Courses:      18  additional credits

EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education (3) 
EDUC 549  Law and the School (3) 
EDUC 561  Methods, Materials and Assessment of ELL (3)
S ED 507 Characteristics and Remedial Strategies (3)
S ED 511 Curriculum Adaptations for the Special-Needs Learner (3)
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches (3)

All Home and School Visitor /MSW candidates complete a minimum of 440 hours in a school-based field placement, supervised by a Certified Home and School Visitor who completes a role competency evaluation of the candidates demonstrated skills. This requirement can be met by a 1st year (440 hr) Placement or 2nd year (480 hr) Placement.

All Candidates will complete a plan based on the PDE Role and HSV competencies.

Candidates will complete this plan delineating how they will demonstrate each of the competencies.

In addition candidates develop during their Field Experience a portfolio demonstrating their work i.e a group curriculum, in-service presentation, letters used for families, projects etc. Each applicant will develop a project or service for their schools or IU  to  be completed during the semester.

An onsite visit is arranged once the plan is received to review it with the candidate and the Field Instructor. The portfolio will be reviewed at the end of the practicum during the evaluation visit.

In  addition PDE requires all MSW/Home and School Visitor candidates must have passed the PA Social Work License exam and hold a valid PA Social Work License (LSW or LCSW) at the time they apply for certification to PDE.

Revised Fall 2016