COEHS Highlights, Important Dates, and Announcements:

HIGHLIGHTS:

Kudos:

Dr. Cheryl Slattery presented the workshop, "Vocabulary is VITAL!...and essential, critical, imperative, all-important, utmost, key, pressing, and integral!" at the 2014 Southern Region Student Pennsylvania State Education Association Conference at Millersville University.

Dr. Matthew Shupp presented his research, "Synergistic Supervision of Entry-Level Professional: A Cross-Cultural Examination" at the International Conference on Education in Dublin, Ireland.

Drs. W.A. Braun, Ben Meyer, Sally Paulson, Joohee Sanders, and Praveen Veerabhadrappa along with several students from the Exercise Science Department presented five posters and four oral research presentations at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference.

New Education Dual Certification Program 

SCHEDULING NEWS:

Students may check the course listings in the myShip portal for the most up-to-date listing of available courses.  

Spring 2015 Scheduling dates:

Graduate Scheduling:

October 20 - January 27

Undergraduate Scheduling:

October 27 - November 17

Other important dates:

November 3 - Final day to withdrawal from classes with "W" grade POT 1.

December 1 - Schedule clean-up for Spring

December 5 - Day and Evening classes end

December 8 - 12 - Final Exam Period

December 12 - Graduate Commencement

December 13 - Undergraduate Commencement

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College of Education and Human Services

Shippen Hall (352-360)
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Fax 717-477-4012 
General Email address: 
mailto:COEHS@ship.edu  

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Bachelors of Social Work

Social Work Planning Sheet  

Students interested in pursuing a social work major should consult with the social work department and declare the major as soon as possible. There are two levels of admission into the major. The first is a pre-professional standing. The second level is a professional standing and will only be granted after students successfully complete a formal admission process.

          Professional standing will require a minimum overall quality point average of 2.50. Admission procedures are fully described in the social work student handbook and in the Social Work Practice with Individuals course, which is a required course for all students, including transfers.  

 Required Social Work Courses (55 Credits)
 
SWK102 Social Work in Social Welfare 3 crs. 
SWK150 Human Relations Lab 3 crs. 
SWK250 Assessing Individuals in the Social Environment  3 crs. 
SWK265 Understanding Diversity for Social Work Practice  3 crs. 
SWK270 Social Work Practice with Individuals*  3 crs. 
SWK275 Social Work Skills for Working with Groups  3 crs. 
SWK327 Social Work Skills for Working with Families  3 crs. 
SWK340 Assessing Organizations and Communities in Society  3 crs. 
SWKXXX Special Fields (choose 1 below)  3 crs. 
SWK360 Research Techniques for Social Workers  3 crs. 
SWK370 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities  3 crs. 
SWK420 Gender Issues for Helping Professionals  3 crs. 
SWK450 Social Welfare Policy and Services  3 crs. 
SWK388 Preparation for Field Practicum  3 crs. 
SWK391 Seminar in Social Work Methods**  3 crs. 
SWK389 & SWK390 Field Work in Social Work**  3 crs. 
* Note: This course is required of all students who wish to declare a social work major. Upon successful completion of the course, the pre-social work major may apply for full professional standing. These procedures and criteria are described in the student handbook.
 
**Note: Field work in social work and the Seminar in Social Work Methods are taken for 15 credit hours with no additional course work during the last semester in the senior year. Students must have earned a C or better in all required social work courses before they are eligible for field work and Seminar in Social Work Methods.
 
Special Fields of Social Work: One of the following courses is required    3 crs 
SWK262 Introduction to Child Welfare Practice 
SWK347 Special Fields of Social Work:  Behavioral Health Settings
SWK348 Special Fields of Social Work:  Substance Abuse Settings
SWK351 Special Fields of Social Work:  Aging Settings
SWK356 Special Fields of Social Work:  Developmental Disabilities Settings
SWK357 Special Fields of Social Work:  Health Care Settings
SWK358 Special Fields of Social Work:  School Settings
SWK359 Special Fields of Social Work:  Violence in Interpersonal Relationships
Allied Fields: Students majoring in social work must take the following courses in allied fields which may also meet general education requirements.  
PSY101 General Psychology 3 crs. 
BIO150 Human Biology   3 crs. 
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology: Society and Diversity 3 crs. 
PLS100 U.S. Government Politics 3 crs. 
MAT117 Applied Statistics (recommended)
or
MAT165 Probability with Statistical Reasoning  

 

Masters of Social Work

There are two summer sessions of 6 weeks each - one begins in May and one begins in July

Advanced Standing-36 Credits    

Full-Time Schedule

Summer Fall Spring
SWK/SOWK 601: Integrative Seminar
 
 SWK/SOWK 620: Advanced
Micro/Mezzo Social Work
Practice
 Elective
 SWK/SOWK 615: Advanced
Social Welfare Policy
 SWK/SOWK 625: Advanced
Research Methods
Elective  Elective  SWK/SOWK 621: Advanced
Macro Social Work Practice
SWK/SOWK 610: Advanced
Human Behavior in the Social
Environment
 SWK/SOWK 630: Advanced
Field Practicum (5 credits)
 SWK/SOWK 631:Advanced
Field Practicum II (4 credits)
Part-Time Schedule   
Year-I  
Summer Fall Spring
SWK/SOWK 610: Advanced
HBSE
 SWK/SOWK 615: Advanced
Social Welfare Policy
 SWK/SOWK 625: Advanced
Research Methods
 SWK/SOWK 601: Integrative
Seminar
 Elective  Elective
Year-II
 
Summer Fall Spring
 Elective
 
 SWK/SOWK 620: Advanced
Micro/Mezzo Social Work
Practice
 SWK/SOWK 621: Advanced
Macro Social Work Practice
 SWK/SOWK 630: Advanced
Field Practicum I (5 credits)

 SWK/SOWK 631:Advanced
Field Practicum II (4 credits)

  

 

Regular Admission (60 Credit Program)-Full-time Schedule    

 
Foundation-Year I
 
Summer Fall Spring
 SWK/SOWK 501: Principles
and Philosophies of Social Work
 
 SWK/SOWK 505:
Understanding Social Work
Practice with Diverse
Populations
 SWK/SOWK 511: Human
Behavior in the Social
Environment II
 SWK/SOWK 520: Micro/Mezzo
Social Work Practice
 SWK/SOWK 521: Macro
Social Work Practice
 SWK/SOWK 510: Human
Behavior in the Social
Environment I
 
 SWK/SOWK 515: Social
Welfare Policy
 SWK/SOWK 525: Research
Methods
 SWK/SOWK 530: Field
Practicum I
 SWK/SOWK 531: Field
Practicum II
Concentration-Year II
 
Summer Fall Spring
SWK/SOWK 610: Advanced
Human Behavior in the Social
Environment


 
 SWK/SOWK 620: Advanced
Micro/Mezzo Social Work
Practice
 Elective
 SWK/SOWK 615: Advanced
Social Welfare Policy
 SWK/SOWK 625: Advanced
Research Methods
 Elective  SWK/SOWK 621: Advanced
Macro Social Work Practice
 SWK/SOWK 630: Advanced
Field Practicum I (5 credits)
 SWK/SOWK 631: Advanced
Field Practicum II (4 credits)

 There are two summer sessions of 6 weeks each - one begins in May and one begins in July. 

Regular Admission(60 Credit Program)Part-Time Schedule

 
Foundation-Year I
 
Summer Fall Spring
SWK/SOWK 501: Principles
and Philosophies of Social Work
 SWK/SOWK 505:
Understanding Social Work
Practice with Diverse
Populations
 SWK/SOWK 511: Human
Behavior in the Social
Environment II
 SWK/SOWK 510: Human
Behavior in the Social
Environment I
 SWK/SOWK 515: Social
Welfare Policy
 SWK/SOWK 525: Research
Methods
 Foundation-Year II
 
Summer Fall Spring

 
 SWK/SOWK 520: Micro/Mezzo
Social Work Practice
 SWK/SOWK 521: Macro
Social Work Practice
 SWK/SOWK 530: Field
Practicum I
 SWK/SOWK 531: Field
Practicum II
 Concentration-Year III
 
Summer Fall Spring
 SWK/SOWK 610: Advanced
Human Behavior in the Social
Environment
 
 SWK/SOWK 615: Advanced
Social Welfare Policy
 SWK/SOWK 625: Advanced
Research Methods
 Elective  Elective
Concentration-Year IV
 
Summer Fall Spring

 
 SWK/SOWK 620: Advanced
Micro/Mezzo Social Work
Practice
 SWKSOWK 621: Advanced
Macro Social Work Practice
 SWK/SOWK 630: Advanced
Field Practicum I (5 credits)
 SWK/SOWK 631: Advanced
Field Practicum II (4 credits)

  There are two summer sessions of 6 weeks each - one begins in May and one begins in July.