School Social Work Competency Series Refresher Course (Online, Ongoing)


This non-interactive, asynchronous online course (SW 891) provides a review and update of school law issues, home-school-community assessment and intervention strategies, school social work practice skills as well as differential diagnosis and treatment of a variety of child and family-based special needs. Topics range from Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan (FBA/BIP), Crisis/Trauma Response Assessment and Interventions, Differential Diagnosis and Educational Treatment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Updating Legal and Policy issues. You will be provided access to a secure course website that includes access to lecture materials, videos, and articles to enhance your learning. Successful acquisition of course materials will be demonstrated via online quizzes.

CURRENTLY, NO CECH'S ARE BEING OFFERED FOR THIS COURSE. We have updated the content and the course is currently being piloted to ensure it meets the requirements of ASWB. If you are interested in being a pilot tester (CECHs may be awarded AFTER the pilot process is complete depending on results) stop and email with “Refresher Course Pilot Tester” in the subject.
Completing this class will not lead to University credits, and no official grade is recorded by the MSU Registrar’s Office on a transcript.



This course is offered continuously throughout the year.  Self-paced.  It should take about 15 - 20 hours to complete.




Master's level social work practitioners

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