Rank I Program in School Social Work

Major: SW_RK1
Degree Awarded: NON
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/rank

Program Information

The Rank I program in School Social Work includes the School Social Work Specialization. It is designed for the Advanced Practitioner P-12.

Admission Requirements: Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies; signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement; and Completion of Official Program along with School Social Work Specialization program sheet.


Exit requirements: Hallmark Assessment Task for EDSP 669 or equivalent project that demonstrates proficiency in the Advanced-Level Kentucky Teacher Standards.

*Course project must address all of the Advanced-Level Kentucky Teacher Standards. Successful completion of a portfolio.


  1. Minimum of 15 credit hours of 600-level courses is required.
  2. Up to 15 credit hours of graduate credit may be transferred to the Rank I program, as long as the student will have completed 60 credit hours of approved graduate credit
  3. including a Masters degree at the end of the Rank I program. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor and final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
  4. In the Rank I program at least 15 credit hours of new graduate coursework must be taken at the University of Louisville.
  5. To complete the program, students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than a B-.
  6. **Courses are required for students completing the School Social Work Specialization and Rank I program.
  7. This program sheet must be accompanied by a signed School Social Work specialization program sheet as well.


Kent School of Social Work Faculty

Andy Frey


Deborah McMurray


College of Education and Human Development Faculty

Regina Hirn

Assistant Professor

Scott Patton


Terry Scott