What are Connecticut's certification requirements for school social workers?

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Certification Requirements for School Social Workers (#071)

We’re happy you’d like to support the mental health and well-being of Connecticut students. Here are the requirements for certification:

  • Master's degree in social work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • A course of study in special education comprising at least 36 clock hours that includes study in:
    • Understanding the growth and development of exceptional children, including handicapped and gifted and talented children and children who may require special education
    • Methods for identifying, planning for, and working effectively with special-needs children in the regular classroom

Please note that requirements may change without notice.

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