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MSW and BSW Program Assessment Results

The Social Work program at Walla Walla University received its first accreditation in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 1979 and initial CSWE accreditation for the MSW Program was granted in 1992. Since that time, the School of Social Work has successfully obtained reaffirmation of accreditation through 2019 for both the BSW and MSW Programs. In many states, including the State of Washington, applicants for social work licensure must have obtained a bachelor or graduate degree in social work from an academic program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) promotes academic excellence in baccalaureate and master’s social work education. The EPAS specifies the curricular content and educational context to prepare students for professional social work practice. Competency-based education is an outcome performance approach to curriculum design. Assessment is an integral part of competency-based education. Both the BSW and MSW program have their own 13 standards or program competencies that they seek to achieve.

There are two key methods that are used to assess the MSW program attainment of competencies: Comprehensive exam results, and the field learning agreements. For a summary table of the 2012-2013 MSW program assessment results, please click on the link below: 

MSW Program Assessment Results, 2012-2013

There are also two key methods that are used to assess the BSW program attainment of competencies: Senior comprehensive exam results, and the field learning agreements. For a summary table of the 2012-2013 BSW program assessment results, please click on the link below:

BSW Program Assessment Results, 2012-2013

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Last update on December 17, 2013