Learning Outcomes

B.S.W. and M.S.W. Learning Outcomes

The Department of Social Work learning outcomes are based on the Council on Social Work Education 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Social work students develop and demonstrate the following social work competencies:

  1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  2. Engage diversity and difference in practice
  3. Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice
  4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice
  5. Engage in policy practice
  6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  8. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organization, and communities
  9. Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

DSW Learning Outcomes

  1. Administer effective clinical practice services for diverse, underserved and vulnerable populations in Connecticut
  2. Interpret and apply research to engage in evidenced informed best practices
  3. Design effective programs that enhance agency functioning 
  4. Provide leadership and management capacity that will result in superior supervision, administration and innovative strategies to respond to new and unfolding problem
  5. Effectively communicate knowledge, ideas, and concepts in a wide variety of venues and constituencies within and outside of one’s organization 
  6. Deliver best practices in education, training and staff development
  7. Apply evidence-based best practices to enhance interventions for persons with behavioral health and particularly substance use/abuse problems