Information Sessions: If you are interested in applying to the Post-MSW PEL School Social Worker Endorsement Program you are encouraged to attend one of the numerous information sessions scheduled throughout the the fall and early winter. Registration is required.
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Students are responsible for applying to the Illinois Licensure Testing System to take the required certification tests (Test of Academic Proficiency) prior to admission and Content Area Test prior to completion of field placement).
An applicant must have an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program with a grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (A=4.00) and demonstrate evidence of commitment to work with children.
To be eligible to register for courses, prospective students must submit an application and all supplemental materials listed to the Jane Addams College of Social Work (see below for address):
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- Official transcript denoting a MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program with GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
- A copy of the results of the Illinois Licensure Testing System Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) indicating passing scores on all subtests. Applicants may substitute the ACT Plus Writing or the SAT Plus Writing. Please visit the ISBE website for additional information
- Two letters of recommendation from professionals in the field.
- Personal statement.
Materials are due by March 15, 2019 and should be sent to:
Jane Addams College of Social Work
University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of Admissions
1040 West Harrison (MC 309)
Chicago, Illinois 60607
If you have additional questions please contact Krista Hinton at (312) 355-2280 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.