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Social Work Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Social Work Program Goals

The goals of the social work program are to:

    1. Prepare students for beginning generalist social work practice. This includes developing entry level competency across system levels, meeting licensure requirements and developing an awareness of the importance of ongoing professional development. (Assists students to develop competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    2. Assist students to recognize their own heritage and traditions and to gain knowledge and perspective to engage people from cultures, ethnic groups, and religions different from their own. (Assists students to develop competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

    3. Assist students to understand the interface between personal faith and social work, and to be able to make appropriate applications of each. (Assists students to develop competencies 1, 2, 3, 7, 11)

Social Work Program Competencies (Student Learning Outcomes)

Graduates of the Malone University Social Work Program will:

    1. Identify as professional social workers and conduct themselves accordingly.

    2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.

    3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.

    4. Engage diversity and difference in practice.

    5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice.

    6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.

    7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.

    8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.

    9. Respond to contexts that shape practice.

    10. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

    11. Appropriately integrate Christian faith with professional social work practice and recognize the importance of spirituality to the human experience.