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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Mexico and Latin America

SOCIAL WORK WITH LATINOS/LATINAS CERTIFICATE

Since 2002, MSW curriculum has included the Social Work with Latinos/Latinas Certificate. By providing students with the cultural, linguistic and intervention skills needed to serve the country's fastest growing ethnic group, the certificate addresses the critical need for social work professionals trained to work with individuals and families of Mexican and Latin American origin. The certificate also enhances career options for bilingual social workers in schools, mental health centers, hospitals, youth service agencies, community development organizations and many other practice settings.

You must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at an intermediate to advanced level to enroll in GSSW's Social Work with Latinos/Latinas Certificate. The certificate includes courses taught in Spanish and an experiential course with an international component. Learn more.

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ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE COURSES

"Social Development in Latin America," one of the required course for the Social Work with Latinos/Latinas Certificate, is also open to non-certificate MSW students with an interest in the region. Additional elective courses may be available to non-certificate students as well.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL

There are additional costs associated with courses and internships that include international travel, over and above the cost of the MSW degree. These costs can be covered by financial aid for those who qualify. Not every international course is offered every year, and all international experiential courses are subject to modification or cancellation based on State Department travel recommendations and/or restrictions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about the certificate, contact Clinical Assistant Professor Stephen von Merz, Social Work with Latinos/as Certificate program coordinator (303-871-4605).

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER LATINO CENTER

GSSW is the academic home of the University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES), a consortium of interdisciplinary faculty from throughout the university who are committed to placing DU at the center of scholarship, teaching and service related to Latinos in the Rocky Mountain west.

For additional information, contact GSSW Associate Professor Debora Ortega, DULCCES Director (303-871-3359).