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Graduate Certificate: School Social Work



What will I learn?

The graduate certificate is a credential from Madonna University. A student planning to become a School Social Worker in the State of Michigan must have approval from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE); this certificate with an MSW in clinical social work fulfills the requirements of the MDE.

Certificate Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

1. differentiate various aspects of child psychopathology found in educational settings. 2. apply assessment and testing skills relevant to working in an educational setting. 3. synthesize knowledge from assessment into diagnosis. 4. connect educational disabilities with their impact on children and families. 5. implement interventions of social work practice in educational settings.

Which department am I in?

The College of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (9 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$8,100.00 per year
USD $900 per semester hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


The College of Education and Human Development

Room 2202 Administration Building,



48150, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Possession of a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by a nursing professional accreditation agency, i.e., CCNE or ACEN, with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Undergraduate grade point average below 3.0, a low score on the graduate admission test required by the department, insufficient work experience, insufficient English proficiency, or an unsatisfactory writing assessment.

Internet based TOEFL (iBT, Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 80; or

TOEFL paper-and-pencil test with a minimum score of 550, accompanied by the Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5; or

IELTS score of 6.5+; or

PTE Academic score of 53

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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