Professional Standards

Standards and Evaluation

Intended Purpose of the Standards

The North Carolina Professional School Social Work Standards have been developed as a guide for school social workers as they continually improve their effectiveness. It is incumbent upon the school social worker to provide services as part of a comprehensive multidisciplinary team with complementary knowledge, skills, and experiences.

The school social work standards will:

  • Guide professional development as school social workers move forward in the 21st century so that school social workers can attain the skills and knowledge needed;
  • Provide the focus for schools and districts as they support, monitor and evaluate their school social workers; and
  • Assist higher education programs in the development of content and requirements of school social work education curricula.

View the detailed standards and evaluation manual.


NC Professional Standards and Evaluation

Rubric for Evaluating N.C. School Social Workers