St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas
School of Social Work
Doctorate in Social Work
Education as Practice
t...
“Drawing from the Judeo-Christian traditions of social caring, we
prepare students to use social work knowledge, values an...
Nationally Recognized, Accredited & Ranked
•  St. Kate’s – St. Thomas BSW program accredited
by the Council on Social Work...
St. Kate’s - St. Thomas: A unique collaboration
•  Joint BSW program since 1974. Joint MSW program since 1990.
•  Two univ...
Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring
Our 30 full-time faculty are recognized scholars, researchers and
practicing clinicians, ...
DSW Mission
“We prepare students to teach and lead in the social
work profession with a particular focus on teaching as
so...
Why a teaching-focused DSW?
•  Expansion of BSW & MSW programs nationally has created
strong demand for doctoral-prepared ...
DSW program-at-a-glance:
•  Three-year curriculum; 45 semester credits (15 courses) required
•  Cohort model: Students mov...
2016: 3-day Orientation, July 15-17
–  Oak Ridge Conference Center in
Chaska, Minnesota
–  No additional costs
Getting Sta...
Following orientation:
–  Two-week on-campus residency at the
University of St. Thomas
–  2016 dates: July 18-29
–  Dorm h...
Fall 2016:
•  8-week online course (course #2):
DRSW 710: Social Work Education
•  8-week online course (course #3):
DRSW ...
Curriculum
Required courses:
•  DRSW 700: History of Social Work and Social Work Education
•  DRSW 710: Social Work Educat...
DRSW 800: Banded Dissertation
Each graduate leaves the St. Kate’s – St. Thomas DSW
program with three critical works of sc...
•  Technology requirements: Available to
download from website
•  Synchronous instruction
–  Adobe Connect used for web co...
Admission Criteria:
•  MSW degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social
Work Education (CSWE)
•  Minimum of t...
Application Requirements:
•  Completed DSW online application & application fee
•  Transcripts from all post-high school i...
•  All completed applications will be reviewed by the
DSW faculty admissions committee after priority
deadline.
•  All let...
•  Federal/State Loan Programs. UST FAFSA School Code:
002345.
•  Yellow Ribbon Program for Post 9/11 GI Bill Recipients
•...
Questions?
Email: DSW@StThomas.edu
School of Social Work main phone: 651-962-5800
(To arrange conversations with Prof. Kuechler, Dean...
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  1. 1. St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas School of Social Work Doctorate in Social Work Education as Practice teaching excellence · engaged scholarship · commitment to service & leadership
  2. 2. “Drawing from the Judeo-Christian traditions of social caring, we prepare students to use social work knowledge, values and skills to demonstrate the intrinsic value of all humankind as they serve those in need and promote social justice and human rights.” School of Social Work Mission Statement
  3. 3. Nationally Recognized, Accredited & Ranked •  St. Kate’s – St. Thomas BSW program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1974. MSW accredited since 1990. •  DSW approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in 2014; first cohort started August, 2014. •  Faculty are National and International Leaders •  The St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas School of Social Work is ranked in the top 25% of schools nationally [U.S. News & World Report]
  4. 4. St. Kate’s - St. Thomas: A unique collaboration •  Joint BSW program since 1974. Joint MSW program since 1990. •  Two universities: One faculty - One student body •  “Large School” Resources & Network / “Small School” Environment & Student-Centered Community •  Principles of service and social justice inform curriculum University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  5. 5. Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring Our 30 full-time faculty are recognized scholars, researchers and practicing clinicians, committed to mentoring relationships & community engagement. Prof. Kari Fletcher, Coordinator of Area of Emphasis in Military Practice, and the AEMP Scholars, with Mobile Veterans Unit Prof. David Roseborough, co-chair, Advanced Clinical Practice Institute
  6. 6. DSW Mission “We prepare students to teach and lead in the social work profession with a particular focus on teaching as social work practice. We partner with students to prepare graduates to assume the roles of faculty to teach, develop an identity as a scholar practitioner, write for publication and other forms of dissemination, and pursue social justice through leadership in the academy and community.”
  7. 7. Why a teaching-focused DSW? •  Expansion of BSW & MSW programs nationally has created strong demand for doctoral-prepared faculty. Currently, doctoral programs are not graduating enough individuals to fill these needs. •  Many universities and colleges have moved beyond the requirement of the MSW as the terminal degree for tenure track positions •  Strong practitioners and adjunct faculty need teaching skills, writing and publication skills, full understanding and integration of the roles of the professoriate, and credentials to confidently teach and lead in university settings.
  8. 8. DSW program-at-a-glance: •  Three-year curriculum; 45 semester credits (15 courses) required •  Cohort model: Students move through the program as a group, forming strong personal and professional connections •  Online synchronous and asynchronous instruction •  On-campus residency each summer in St. Paul, MN (2 weeks) •  Fall and Spring semesters comprised of two successive, 8-week courses •  Banded dissertation
  9. 9. 2016: 3-day Orientation, July 15-17 –  Oak Ridge Conference Center in Chaska, Minnesota –  No additional costs Getting Started: Orientation 2014 Orientation at the Oak Ridge Conference Center 2015 Orientation
  10. 10. Following orientation: –  Two-week on-campus residency at the University of St. Thomas –  2016 dates: July 18-29 –  Dorm housing, $35 / night First course: DRSW 700: History of Social Work & Social Work Education Getting Started: Summer Residency University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  11. 11. Fall 2016: •  8-week online course (course #2): DRSW 710: Social Work Education •  8-week online course (course #3): DRSW 716: Roles and Responsibilities of the Professoriate * No class the weeks of Thanksgiving or Christmas Spring 2017: •  8-week online course: (course #4) DRSW 717: Pedagogies in Social Work Education: Theory and Practice •  8-week online course: (course #5) DRSW 718: Curriculum Development: Manifesting Mission and Purpose Academic Calendar – Year One
  12. 12. Curriculum Required courses: •  DRSW 700: History of Social Work and Social Work Education •  DRSW 710: Social Work Education •  DRSW 716: Roles and Responsibilities of the Professoriate •  DRSW 717: Pedagogies in Social Work Education: Theory and Practice •  DRSW 718: Mission and Purpose through Curriculum Development •  DRSW 719: Creating Hybrid, Online Course Formats •  DRSW 720: Social Work Theoretical Perspectives •  DRSW 721: Teaching Social Work •  DRSW 722: Using Mixed Methods in Social Work Research •  DRSW 723: Engaged Scholarship •  DRSW 724: Interprofessional Education/ IPC Experiential Or DRSW 725: Teaching Practicum •  DRSW 790: DSW Capstone Seminar: Writing for Publication •  DRSW 800: Banded Dissertation Elective courses may include* (2 electives required): •  DRSW 730: Designing and Implementing a Field Education Program •  DRSW 731: Grant Writing •  DRSW 732: Program Evaluation and Assessment •  DRSW 733: Program Administration •  DRSW 734: The Arc of Supervision, Mentoring, and Faculty Development •  DRSW 735: Independent Study •  DRSW 736: International Social Work & Global Perspectives *Schedule of electives not yet determined Total: 15 courses / 45 credits
  13. 13. DRSW 800: Banded Dissertation Each graduate leaves the St. Kate’s – St. Thomas DSW program with three critical works of scholarship: •  Three distinct, solo-authored, publishable articles with a unified theme (content, problem, population, etc.); one article must be research-based OR •  Two distinct, solo-authored, publishable articles and one (also distinct, solo-authored) regional or national peer reviewed presentation, completed, with documentation of materials used; all three works have a unified theme (content, problem, population, etc.); one article must be research-based During the first on-campus residency, DSW students are introduced to archival research during a trip to the Social Welfare Archives at UMN’s Anderson Library
  14. 14. •  Technology requirements: Available to download from website •  Synchronous instruction –  Adobe Connect used for web conferencing –  Minimum of 4 synchronous sessions per course –  Faculty will post schedule of synchronous sessions in syllabus at beginning of each course •  Asynchronous instruction –  Blackboard learning management system –  Faculty will use a variety of online learning tools, including discussion boards, videos, Voice Thread, wikis and more. Online Learning Dean and Professor Barbara Shank using Adobe Connect
  15. 15. Admission Criteria: •  MSW degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) •  Minimum of two years post-MSW social work practice experience •  Previous teaching experience in higher education (preferred) •  Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for previous graduate work •  Commitment to teach and lead in the social work profession DSW Admissions
  16. 16. Application Requirements: •  Completed DSW online application & application fee •  Transcripts from all post-high school institutions from which you received academic credit –  Transcript evaluation and acceptable test scores for proof of English proficiency, as appropriate for international applicants •  Three letters of reference •  Personal statement •  Current professional writing sample •  CV or resumé •  An interview may be requested DSW Application Process
  17. 17. •  All completed applications will be reviewed by the DSW faculty admissions committee after priority deadline. •  All letters of recommendation and transcripts must be received before your application will be reviewed. •  Admission decisions will be communicated by the end of March. –  As appropriate, a “wait list” will be created DSW Application Process Priority application deadline: January 15, 2016
  18. 18. •  Federal/State Loan Programs. UST FAFSA School Code: 002345. •  Yellow Ribbon Program for Post 9/11 GI Bill Recipients •  UST Diversity Grants Tuition & Financial Aid: DSW tuition for 2015-2016 is $1076.50 / credit. A total of 45 credits is required to complete the program. 2016-2017 rates will be posted in January 2016. Financial Aid Applications are submitted to the University of St. Thomas Graduate Financial Aid Office. The DSW program has a Summer 2016 start-date.
  19. 19. Questions?
  20. 20. Email: DSW@StThomas.edu School of Social Work main phone: 651-962-5800 (To arrange conversations with Prof. Kuechler, Dean Shank, and/or Cindy Lorah) •  Dr. Carol F. Kuechler DSW Program Director •  Dr. Barbara W. Shank Dean and Professor, School of Social Work •  Cindy Lorah Director, Marketing & Recruitment, School of Social Work Further Questions? Please contact:

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