Accreditation and Assessment

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

The graduate (MSW) program in social work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Only CSWE accredited programs and schools are recognized by states as being qualified to offer academic preparation leading to professional social work licensure for their graduates. The BSW program, accredited by CSWE, is recognized by accredited graduate schools of social work as eligible preparation for "Advanced Standing" consideration for the MSW degree.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Assessment Data and Communication

The School of Social Work (SSW) at Aurora University is a combined (BSW and MSW) program accredited by Council on Social Work Education since it originated at George Williams College in Downers Grove, Illinois before finally coming to Aurora University in 1987. Since that time, the SSW programs have continually been reaffirmed by CSWE through its required eight-year cycle. Please click on the links below to view the 2008 Self Study and the official letter of reaffirmation from 2009. Please see chapter eight, beginning on page 355, "Program Assessment and Continuous Renewal," which details assessment work of both the BSW and MSW programs according to the 2001 EPAS from CSWE.

Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Educators' License with School Social Work Endorsement

For students who are interested in preparing to be school social workers, the MSW program offers a school social work specialization that is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for the Illinois Educators' License with School Social Work Endorsement. The School of Social Work is also accredited to offer a Post-MSW Illinois Educators' License with School Social Work Endorsement program. 

Illinois Certification Board (ICB)

The School of Social Work is accredited by ICB to offer advanced training in addictions. The school offers an addictions counseling specialization in both the BSW and MSW programs, which meets the requirements for students to become Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CADC) in Illinois. The School of Social Work is also accredited to offer a Post-graduate Addictions Certification program.