Children & Youth Curriculum
The curriculum at GSSW is always evolving based on community needs and emerging trends and feedback from the field. The concentration curriculum will prepare you for advanced practice with children and youth. To see a full list of course descriptions, view the GSSW bulletin.
The minimum credits required for the MSW degree are 81 for two-year students and 54 for advanced-standing students. The concentration curriculum is made up of 45 credits, and the rest is comprised of the foundation curriculum. The table below shows a list of required and elective class offerings for the Children & Youth concentration.
Curriculum plans are subject to change year over year.
|Theory for Practice (3 credits required)||
Building Resilience: Healthy Development in Childhood & Adolescence
|Methods/Skills (9 credits required)||
Practice Elements in Interventions with Children & Youth
Experiential Therapy in Nature
|Policy & Program Advocacy (3 credits required)||Policies & Programs for Children & Youth|
|Research (3 credits required)||
Methods for Evaluating Practice & Programs
|Values for Practice (3 credits required)||
Critical Race Theory Praxis & Social Work
Culturally Responsive Practice with LatinX
|Electives (12 credits required)||
Child Maltreatment: Causes and Consequences
Students may take elective courses in any of the concentrations. Students may take up to 10 elective credits from other DU graduate programs with approval of advisor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Certificate students will use elective slots to fulfill certificate requirements.
Internship (12-15 credits)
Community internship at an organization specializing in children and youth. Learn more about field education.
|Capstone (0 credits)||Capstone Project|