The Social Work with American Indians Certificate represents the collaboration of two strong departments within the university that are dedicated to the education of people regarding the rich history and present status of tribal nations in the United States and Oklahoma.
Social Work and Native American Studies are committed to the utilization of professorial expertise and tribal partnerships to produce culturally relevant OU graduates prepared to work effectively with tribal nations to increase the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children, families, and communities.
The goal of social workers is to elevate the lives of people who experience vulnerability and injustice. The Social Work with American Indians certificate provides cultural knowledge and skill development to prepare graduates to work effectively with tribal nations to increase the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children, families, and communities.
Social Work with American Indians certificate courses include learning about policies in child welfare systems, behavioral health interventions from cultural perspectives, general understanding of the impact of historical trauma on American Indian individuals and communities, and a tribal focused field experience.
3 Core Courses = 9 Hours
6 remaining hours - selected from courses within Social Work and Native American studies with prior approval.