CSWE Core Competencies and Learning Outcomes

The UM-Flint BSW Program prepares graduates for generalist practice through mastery of the core competencies.

  • Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
  • Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
  • Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  • Engage diversity and differences in practice.
  • Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  • Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
  • Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services
  • Respond to contexts that shape practice.
  • Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

CSWE Program Assessments

All Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited programs measure and report student learning outcomes. The CSWE learning outcomes for the Social Work Program at the University of Michigan-Flint are listed by academic year below.