School Social Work Licensure

For Students interested in School Social Work Licensure:

Graduates of the MSW program who meet certain conditions may qualify for licensure as a school social worker in the state of North Carolina.  The School Social Work license is awarded by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. To be eligible for school social work licensure, MSW (or BSW) students must complete a two-semester field placement in a school setting, take SOWK 5102 School Social Work, and take another course from a list of approved electives. Degree-seeking students interested in school social work licensure should begin planning with their advisors and the MSW Field Education Director as early in the program as possible. Individuals who are not seeking the MSW at UNC Charlotte can apply to take courses toward School Social Work licensure.  Conact the School of Social Work’s MSW Program Director, Dr. Robert Herman-Smith, for more information about completing courses at UNC Charlotte.  Information on School Social Work licensure iin North Carolina s also available at

Dr. Bob Herman-Smith, PhD, MSW, MA
Associate Professor and MSW Director
UNC Charlotte, School of Social Work, CHHS 487F
9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC  28223
Phone:  704-687-7180  Fax 704-687-1658