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Pupil Services License in School Social Work

Program format: Online

Baldwin Wallace University participates in a cooperative program with Case Western Reserve University Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences that enables social workers to add the Pupil Services License in School Social Work to their professional credentials by enrolling in three graduate education courses at Baldwin Wallace. This program is one of only three Chancellor-approved programs within the state to lead to the Ohio Pupil Services License.  

This cooperative partnership is available to licensed social workers who already hold a professional social work license and graduated from CWRU Mandel School holding an MSSA/MSW degree, or from a CSWE-accredited graduate social work program with a direct practice MSW or equivalent.

Candidates who already hold an MSW will be assessed for eligibility to determine whether their coursework meets approval for enrollment in the school social work curriculum at BW. This review process is conducted by the director of school social work at the Mandel School at CWRU.

Enrollment requires joint approval from the CWRU Mandel School and BW, as described in the application process. Once approved, students enroll in three graduate courses at Baldwin Wallace University:

  • EDU-510 Educational Studies (Summer Session II, 3 credits)
  • EDU-573 Education of Children with Special Needs (Fall, Spring, or Summer Session I, 3 credits)
  • EDU-584 Pupil Services and Community Resources (Summer Session II, 3 credits)

Upon completion of all program requirements, students send their BW transcript to CWRU to become eligible to apply for a pupil services license in school social work from the Ohio Department of Education.


College of Education and Health Sciences

Gail Habig, MA
MAEd Academic Program Advisor
(440) 826-6534,

Office of Admission

Lauryn Rosinski
Assistant Director of Admission – Graduate and Professional Studies
(440) 826-8005, 

Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS)
Case Western Reserve University

N. Marjorie Edguer, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS
Assistant Professor and Director of School Social Work
Case Western Reserve University
(216) 368-2103,