Our Mission

Our mission is to transmit, develop, critically examine, and apply knowledge to advanced social work practice and social welfare policy in order to promote social, cultural and economic justice for the betterment of poor, vulnerable, and oppressed individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, and society.

Why Continuing Education?

The Wayne State University School of Social Work, known for its excellence in social work practice, is the premiere provider of continuing education in the metro Detroit area, integrating both intellectually challenging and practice-relevant courses. Our continuing education programs are distinguished by quality instruction provided by highly experienced social work practitioners on substantive issues encountered in today's practice environment. Workshops are intended to inform practitioners on theoretical advances and 'best practices' in the profession as well as challenge practitioners to integrate current knowledge from the social science research in their professional work. All programs meet the criteria for approval by the State of Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. The School will gladly apply for approval from other credentialing bodies when requested.

Our continuing education programs are characterized by;

  • Consistently high ratings by participants
  • Reasonable cost
  • Flexible programming: Weekday and Weekend programs / Full- and half-day programs
  • Convenient location: Main Campus-Downtown / Macomb Center-East

Please CLICK HERE for changes to the Michigan Social Work General Rules January 2017. CLICK HERE for an online presentation explanation. We are a MCBAP-approved education provider. 

Training Locations

As well as our WSU School of Social Work Building on the Main Campus in Midtown Detroit (5447 Woodward Avenue), we utilize the following convenient training locations: http://educationaloutreach.wayne.edu/locations.php

Disability Accommodations

The WSU School of Social Work Continuing Education Program is dedicated to providing programming that is accessible to all social work professionals. If you need a disability-related accommodation or have questions about accessing a classroom, please contact 313-577-9348 (voice) or email ce_ssw@wayne.edu.