Path for Current UNCC MSW Students

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE PATH FOR CURRENT UNC CHARLOTTE MSW STUDENTS 

Current UNC Charlotte social work students have the opportunity to pursue School Social Work Licensure. Students that successfully complete all requirements are eligible for recommendation for licensure to the NC Department of Public Instruction upon graduation.  

REQUIREMENTS & STEPS TO LICENSURE

  • Internship & Field Practicum Course: Students will work with the UNC Charlotte Field Office to secure and successfully complete a two-semester field placement in a school setting during their foundation or advanced year of field. Students will also be required to successfully complete the Field Practicum Series either SOWK 6441/6442 or SOWK 7443/7444 with a grade of C or better.      

  • School Social Work Course: Students will need to enroll in SOWK 5102: School Social Work course with a grade of C or better. The course can be taken in the student foundation or advanced year of field. The course is offered in the Spring semester and some Summers based on demand. Click here to find out more about Schedule of Classes and Academic Calendar & Deadlines .  

  • School-based Elective: Successfully complete an approved 3-credit hour education-based elective (e.g., Introduction to Special Education/Diverse Learners) with a grade of C or better.  

  • Submit Required Documentation POST Graduation: After graduation collect the following documentation: 

    1. School Social Work Licensure Application: Submit the completed application. The application can be found HERE.

    2. Post Graduate Transcript: Copy of unofficial or official UNC Charlotte transcript providing proof of completing all coursework (i.e., conferred MSW), passed SOWK 6441/6442/7443/7444, passed SOWK 5102 School Social Work Course, and passed School-based Elective.  

    3. Field Agreement: Copy of Field Agreement denoting a school-based placement. 

    4. Final Field Evaluation: Copy of the final field evaluation. 

Dr. Ticola Ross, the School Social Work Coordinator, will review the paperwork and if everything is accounted for will write a formal letter of recommendation for School Social Work Licensure that will be sent to Teaching Education and Advising and Licensure (TEAL) Office and a copy will be provided to the student via email as well. Please allow at least 2 weeks for this process to be completed. 

Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Ticola Ross, the School Social Work Coordinator, with any questions or concerns.

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE COORDINATOR 

Ticola C. Ross, PhD, MSW, LCSW 
School Social Work Licensure Coordinator 
Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Education Director
ticola.ross@uncc.edu
704-687-7932