The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) promotes academic excellence in baccalaureate and master’s social work education. EPAS describe four features of an integrated curriculum design:
- Program Mission and Goals
- Explicit Curriculum
- Implicit Curriculum
Southern Connecticut State University's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs are both fully accredited by CSWE.
The Social Work Department collects assessment data to help determine the attainment of benchmark scores in the various competency areas in social work. This assessment is based on the CSWE's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Each program collects two forms of assessment data: one field-based measure, and one academic-based measure. Tables indicating the performance of our BSW and MSW programs on these measures appear at the links below: