Have you completed your M.S.W.? Do you desire to enrich your professional development and open the door to even greater opportunities in the field of social work? We strongly encourage you to consider our Post-M.S.W. Certification Programs in School Social Work and Addictions.
Post-M.S.W. School Social Work, Type 73
This program is offered on the Aurora campus and at George Williams College.
School social work is one of the most dynamic practice specializations within the field of social work. School social workers are a vital part of the educational team, working with teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses and other staff. School social workers often serve as the link between students' families and the school. Your unique post-graduate level training in social work enables you to understand and interpret the influences of the school, home and community on children. School social workers identify factors that can make school a more successful experience for students (iassw.org). Our Post-M.S.W. curriculum is designed to meet Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requirements for Post-M.S.W. candidates to become certified as school social workers in Illinois.
Post-M.S.W. Addictions Certification, CADC
This program is offered on the Aurora campus and at the Aurora University - Woodstock Center.
Addictions is a specialization that addresses a wide range of immediate and pressing needs in the field of social work. Addiction and substance abuse-related issues impact not only the identified client, but also his/her family, friends and the community. With this post-graduate certificate, the CADC (Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor), you will be able to work with substance abusers in mental health agencies, corrections, substance abuse facilities (inpatient or outpatient), drug courts, employee assistance programs, hospital social work and many other settings. The School of Social Work is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) at the advanced level. Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to sit for the CADC certification examination.
We hope you will consider our Post-M.S.W. certification programs. Descriptive information regarding program requirements is provided via the tabs to the left on this page. If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Adult and Graduate Studies at (630) 844-5294.