Students from this program earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the Brown School and a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree from the Department of Education in Washington University's Graduate School. The program of study requires 96 credit units, typically taken over the course of three years.
The MSW/MAEd program prepares graduates for careers in educational leadership, whether acting as master teachers in the classroom or working at the systems level in school districts. The social work training addresses the psychosocial issues facing children and youth as well as the systems that affect children's readiness to learn. The education training provides exposure to the social foundations of education, educational psychology and applied linguistics. MSW/MAEd graduates will fill a significant local and national need for professionals who can address students' social and emotional needs as well as their academic achievement. Please visit the Brown School website to learn more about the MSW/MAEd joint-degree program.