Vermont State University’s Education Settings Concentration within the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program prepares you to address the emotional, academic, social, and physical needs of students in primary and secondary education.
In the core courses of the Social Work program, you’ll build a strong foundation in psychology, sociology, and social work. Within this concentration, you’ll study the learning process along with the laws and principles that relate to addressing the needs of diverse student populations. As a graduate, you can pursue entry-level support positions or earn your master’s to gain licensure as a school social worker.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Social Work, B.S.W.
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Education Settings at Vermont State
Inclusive Emphasis: Learn to be attuned to the needs and capabilities of every student, creating environments where those who are often overlooked receive the care and support they deserve.
Career Experience: Find a field placement in a local school system where you’ll have 400 hours of supervised experience to explore your career options and build practical skills.
Acute Need: In recent years, the school-age population in the U.S. is experiencing a mental health crisis. Caring and well-trained professionals who can offer support are needed now more than ever.
What You’ll Learn
In this concentration, you will:
Prepare to begin your career as a school social worker.
Study theories of learning as well as methods, models, and best practices for classroom implementation.
Learn about the laws and intervention strategies related to students with disabilities.
Develop the tools to plan, manage, and assess learning for diverse student populations.
You’ll gain extensive first-hand experience in a field placement within the education system to extend your classroom learning and explore your career direction. Students in the program have found placements within Rutland City Public Schools and other local school districts.
Vermont State University’s Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through May 2029, ensuring it will provide you with the foundational skills, knowledge, and values for social work employment or to continue your studies in graduate school.