Social Work Program Celebrates Social Work Month & Accreditation
Just in time for March’s National Professional Social Work Month, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), “the sole accrediting agency for social work education in [the U.S.],” recently voted to grant initial accreditation to PLNU’s social work program until February 2016.
National accreditation validates that PLNU’s social work program can meet high level professional standards while preserving and integrating a clear foundation in faith. Accreditation also provides an opportunity for “advanced standing” in graduate social work programs as well as validates the quality of the program and enhances PLNU students’ applications to graduate study at other high caliber programs.
“Christian professional social workers contribute to the functioning of the ‘whole’ person,” said Patricia Leslie, director of PLNU’s social work program. “Our grads engage in caring, curing, and changing so that the world is a more grace-filled place to live.”