School of Education and Social Work

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School of Education and Social Work

Mission Statement

The Providence College School of Education and Social Work (SESW) equips future professionals to elevate the well-being of individuals and society.

Vision Statement

Our graduates cultivate human flourishing and foster a more just society.

Core Values

We are dedicated to reflective teaching and learning that integrates critical thinking, writing, discussion, and practice. Through this approach, our faculty and staff challenge students to develop lifelong learning skills and to be ethical and values-driven professionals.

We are unwavering in our efforts to build and support diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities. To this end, our faculty, staff, and students promote justice and intercultural understanding and honor the value and dignity of every person.

We are committed to innovative teaching and learning models that bind together student-centered instruction, engaged learning, and professional field experiences that foster tangible, real-world involvement.

We promote evidence-based pedagogies, impactful research, and responsive faculty-student mentorship. This results in distinctive educational experiences that prepare our students to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

Academic Programs

Elementary/ Special Education

B.A. in Elementary/Special Education

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Post-Baccalaureate Program

Teacher Certification Program

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Secondary Education

B.A. in Secondary Education

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Social Work

B.A. in Social Work

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Graduate Programs

Master’s Degrees and Certificate Programs

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School of Education and Social Work Faculty

SESW Fast Facts


of alumni are employed and/or attending graduate school.



participated in an internship or field experience.


of alumni are somewhat/very satisfied in their job.



have earned the highest degrees offered.


of alumni are working in their preferred field.



PC alumni worldwide love to network with students and recent graduates.

By The Numbers


of 2017 graduates were employed, attending school and/or participating in full-time volunteer service within six months of graduation.


of 2017 graduates participated in an internship/career appropriate experience by the time they graduated.


of first-year students return for their sophomore year.