Social Service and Attendance, Certificate/Licensure
This program provides the required coursework for Social Service and Attendance licensure. The program is designed for educational personnel who hold a valid license, or for social workers who hold at least a bachelor’s degree. In addition to the coursework requirements, students who do not hold a Professional Teaching Certificate or a master's degree are required to pass the PRAXIS 5752 Core Academic Skills for Educators test for licensure.
Applicants should follow the graduate admissions process in this catalog and on the Marshall website at https://www.marshall.edu/admissions/apply/. Applicants should apply on the graduate application and select "Certificate (PB): Social Service and Attendance" on the application form.
In addition to Marshall University's requirements for graduate admission, applicants must have taken either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), a minimum score of 392 is requires, or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a minimum combined score of 286 (verbal plus quantitative) is required, within the last five years; or have a master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
Applicants may be admitted conditionally for one term while test requirements are pending. Applicants may be admitted provisionally when a GPA or test score does not meet the minimum requirements at the discretion of the program director. All conditional admission requirements must be completed for full admission status and to register for subsequent semesters.
Every student mus designate a practicing supervisor or attendance director who agrees to act as his/her mentor during the program. Field experiences are a required component of this program and are embedded in program classes.
A graduate certificate candidate in the program may receive no more than one grade of "C" in the required coursework. In the event of a second grade of "C" or below, the student may be dismissed from the program.
Repeating a course for a higher grade does not negate the existence of the former grade. A student may be dismissed from the program upon earning a second grade of "C" or below, even if the student repeated the course and earned a higher grade.