What does a social worker do at a school?

School social workers are often called on to help students, families, and teachers address problems such as truancy, social withdrawal, overaggressive behaviors, rebelliousness, and the effects of special physical, emotional, or economic problems (Barker, 2003).

Should I go to school for social work?

Social workers need a bachelor’s degree in the field. Many roles, including clinical positions, require a master’s degree. Social workers must also hold a license in most states. Social workers need a bachelor’s degree, which takes four years.

What classes in high school should I take to be a social worker?

Undergraduate: A strong college preparatory high school education is a good start for your social work degree program. Courses in sociology, science, math, child development, political science, social studies, and a foreign language are important for prospective social workers.

What do you learn in a social work program?

Skills Learned in Master of Social Work Programs Students of such programs take courses in leadership, child welfare, adult development, organizational theory and social influences. They may choose to focus their skills in one area such as child welfare, drug counseling or administrative law.