UWSP Social Work Program Now Accredited
For the City-Times
Social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will benefit through the recent accreditation of the program through the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.
“This helps our students become professionally state licensed or certified social workers, so it makes them more employable,” said Associate Professor Amy Boelk, program director. “It also helps them obtain their master’s degree in one year.”
Stevens Point native and UW-Stevens Point alumna Jess Bowers has been hired to teach social work courses and coordinate field education for the program. Her field experience includes recent employment in child protection for the Marathon County Department of Social Services.
Social work graduates are in demand both locally and across the state and nation, Bowers said, driven by an aging population, slow economic recovery, trends in substance abuse and domestic violence. She has already been contacted by area employers looking to hire UW-Stevens Point social work graduates.
For more information about the social work program, go to www.uwsp.edu/sociology.