Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning

UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Social Work - Joint program with NC A & T (MSW)

The mission of the Joint MSW Program is to prepare professional social workers for effective multicultural clinical practice; to collaborate with consumers and colleagues in the development of practices that promote social and economic justice and benefit the citizens of North Carolina; and to conduct research and community-engaged scholarship. The context for this mission is an intentional, multicultural learning community in which difference is understood as a defining value and diversity is celebrated. The signature pedagogy is field education.

Within the JMSW Program, multicultural clinical practice recognizes the culture, history, and identities of all peoples with emphasis on people who are oppressed, marginalized, and traumatized, as well as contemporary patterns of social, economic, and health inequalities. This knowledge is applied in establishing culturally sensitive therapeutic relationships that promote resiliency. Assessments in multicultural clinical practice are derived from psychological, ecological, and community contextual perspectives. Through the application of a broad range of culturally responsive social work assessment and intervention approaches, multicultural clinical practice strives to enhance social functioning and improve the quality of life for people and communities. Practice is evaluated through the use of culturally responsive methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

Identify as a Professional Social Worker
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.

Apply Social Work Ethical Principles
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.

Apply Critical Thinking
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.

Engage in Diversity
Engage in diversity and difference in practice.

Advance Human Rights
Advance human rights and social and economic justice.

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

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

Contexts That Shape Practice
Respond to Contexts That Shape Practice

Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate
Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

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