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Continuing Education in Social Work

Degrees Offered

The School of Social Work Continuing Education Program is committed to provide accessible and affordable ongoing learning opportunities for practicing social workers. Workshops offered throughout the year focus on a variety of topics that help enhance the skills and knowledge for effective practice with the populations of New Mexico.

The counseling board accepts School of Social Work CEUs. It is recommended that you check with your accrediting board to ensure proper CEU acceptance.

In keeping with the school’s mission, several workshops focus on working with Hispanic and Native American populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. These workshops meet the required continuing education licensure renewal requirements as set forth by the NMSWEB.

Most workshops are on site in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Roswell and Farmington. The array of locations allows participants access to ongoing professional development.

Requirements

Social Work

Continuing Education Information

Course information: Social Work

Social Work Undergraduate Requirements

Undergraduate course catalog: Social Work

The New Mexico Highlands undergraduate catalog outlines your options and the steps you need to take to complete degree requirements for your chosen major. To ensure the seamless completion of your degree, consult often with your academic adviser and utilize Highlands’ Degree Audit tool to keep track of your academic progress.

Social Work Graduate Requirements

Graduate course catalog: Social Work

Graduate students are assigned to a faculty adviser within their area of study. The faculty adviser will help the student complete a program of study to satisfy the specific course requirements within their area, outlined in the Graduate Catalog.  The courses listed must satisfy the course requirements prescribed in the catalog of record. The academic adviser will provide guidance in completing your program of study.

 

Important Dates

  • 22

    Nov

    Annual Thanksgiving Campus Wide Dinner & Food Drive

  • 27

    Nov

    Fall Recess November 27—30

  • 07

    Dec

    Sipapu Ski Trip

Careers

Graduates of the School of Social Work can be found in the following occupations:

  • Social Worker
  • Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
  • Sociologist
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist

Administration

Social Work

MISSION STATEMENT

The New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents approved, on December 17, 2015, a change in the name to the School of Social to honor the founder of the School, Facundo Valdez. The mission of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work is to educate students to practice social work competently with the diverse, multicultural populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. This context of cultural and regional responsiveness informs the School’s creation and implementation of all its educational programs.

The School has a primary commitment to Hispanic and Native American people. Our curriculum grounds students in core professional social work values, skills and ethical principles, and provides a focused awareness and respect for cultural differences and how poverty affects the well-being of people in the region.