Latino Cultural Competency in Social Work (Grad Certificate)

In response to the need, ASU offers a graduate certificate in Latino cultural competency through the College of Public Service and Community Solutions' School of Social Work. The School of Social Work offers Latino-oriented courses with an emphasis on Spanish language development for professional social workers.

The goal of the program is to enhance a social work professional's capacity for engaging in culturally grounded practice with Latino clients and their families.

The program is intended for professionals who want to:

  • expand their employment potential by adding an expertise in professional services with Latinos
  • learn the critical, cross-cultural factors that influence a worker's competency in forming professional helping relationships with Latinos
  • learn the social and cultural context and theoretical principles of social work practice with Latinos
  • learn the social service delivery issues involved in providing services for bilingual and limited- or non-English-speaking Latino populations

Degree Offered

Latino Cultural Competency in Social Work (Grad Certificate)
Public Service and Community Solutions, College of


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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