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Home & School Visitor Certification

Social Workers: Earn Your Home and School Visitor Certification 

Home and School Visitors (HSV) are licensed and certified professionals who provide professional social work services in a variety of K-12 educational institutions to students, families, schools, and the community.

  • Provide professional social work services in educational institutions
  • Three tracks to certification offered:
  1. Post-MSW-HSV Certification: Requires a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited School of Social Work. 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.
  2. HSV Certification Only: 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. 
  3. Combined MSW degree/HSV Certification: 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. 

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  • Elementary Schools
  • Middle Schools
  • High Schools
  • Government/State

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  • Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • School Counselor
  • Behavioral Therapist

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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The School of Education is located in the The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues. This facility contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space.
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McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students.

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