Master in Social Work

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Master in Social Work from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  1. Uphold the core values and ethical principles and standards of the social work profession as codified in the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics. Values and Ethics.
  2. Conduct oneself autonomously in the professional social work role, including understanding personal values and biases and knowing their impact on clients, engaging in ongoing development of professional knowledge and skills, and exercising use of self in order to engage and collaborate effectively. Professional Use of Self.
  3. Use critical thinking skills in the analysis and synthesis of information, including in the application of evidence-based practice and theoretical material and in modifying intervention plans as needed. Critical Thinking and Theory for Practice.
  4. Advocate for clients, groups and communities in complex cultural, social and political situations. Advocacy.
  5. Act with self-awareness and knowledge of diverse populations, with the commitment of providing culturally competent service (cultural humility). Diversity
  6. Communicate effectively orally and in writing across diverse client and social services systems. Communication.

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