Experience Summer @ Berkeley Social Welfare
Berkeley Summer Sessions enrollment is open to everyone!
Take elective courses to introduce you to the field of social work, or to create more flexibility in your schedule during the regular academic sessions. Undergraduate declared Social Welfare majors at UCB may also take one or more core classes required for the BASW. Graduate students, professionals and alumni can also take courses for licensure requirements, professional development, or to advance in your career all while earning Berkeley academic credit!
2018 Sin Fronteras
Sin Fronteras 2018 is a summer sessions course (SOC WEL 272) that takes place in Oaxaca, Mexico. The course is intended for Social Work students from Berkeley and other area MSW programs interested in deepening their understanding of effective and culturally responsive international social work practice.
For complete details and instructions on how to apply, see the 2018 Sin Fronteras Informational Flyer.
2018 Post-Master's PPSC Program for School Social Work Credentialing
Berkeley Social Welfare offers a curriculum in school social work practice, leading to eligibility for a recommendation from the School for the Pupil Personnel Services Credentials (PPSC) issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
A Post-Master's PPSC Program option is offered in the summer for social work professionals who already hold the Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Post-MSW PPSC Program candidates complete the two required courses in the summer through Berkeley Summer Sessions. Please be aware that no transfer credit or course waivers are accepted for the Post-MSW PPSC Program at Berkeley.
For Summer Sessions 2018 one course will be offered online, and one course will be offered in-person on campus, as indicated below:
- SOC WEL W232: Social Work and Education Policy
Berkeley Summer Sessions A: May 21 - June 29, 2018
This course is conducted entirely online, which means you do not have to be on campus to complete any portion of it!
You will participate in the course using UC Berkeley’s learning management system called bCourses. The course is structured into weekly modules, and utilizes multiple methods in an attempt to appeal to a variety of learning styles, including readings, videos, discussion boards, reflective journaling, experiential exercises and written assignments.
- SOC WEL 250T - Social Work Practice in School Settings
Berkeley Summer Sessions D: July 2 - August 10, 2018
This practice course meets in-person two evenings per week (on Mondays and Tuesdays), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both days.
- Post-MSW PPSC Program Information and Application Instructions
- Summer Sessions Fees
- Summer Sessions Registration (available in February for Visiting Students)