Social Work Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the social work program, students will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Competency #1: Student demonstrates ethical and professional behavior.
  • Competency #2: Student engages diversity and difference in practice.
  • Competency #3: Student advances human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Competency #4: Student engages in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  • Competency #5: Student engages in policy practice
  • Competency #6: Student engages with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Competency #7: Student assesses individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Competency #8: Student intervenes with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Competency #9: Student evaluates practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

These student competencies, mandated by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), are adapted to fit Trinity’s niche and unique mission. The program has developed a continuous quality improvement system (CQI) for ongoing assessment of competencies. This CQI system uses two main tools to measure student competencies: Field Placement Performance Assessment and Portfolio Assessment. For additional information, please contact department chairperson Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein at Cini.Bretzlaff-Holstein@trnty.edu.