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How can I become a social work teacher/lecturer?

Expect a higher education requirement for some teaching jobs in social work programs at different types of colleges and universities.

According to the 2020 Annual Survey, 89.8% of full-time faculty in social work programs hold a master’s in social work, with 48.9% holding a research-focused doctorate in social work. In addition, over half of full-time faculty hold a license in social work.

Every institution will have their own expectations for education, but earning your master’s degree and becoming licensed is a good first step to increasing your qualification to become a professor, assistant professor, instructor or lecturer.

Learn more about our Master of Social Work program

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