Home and School Visitor Certificate Program

Overview 

Home and School Visitors (HSV) are licensed and certified professionals who provide a variety of services to students, families, schools, and the community. Working with other school staff and outside agencies, the HSV intervenes to identify and eliminate barriers to students’ academic achievement and their healthy social-emotional development. Home and school visitors provide both direct and indirect services to help students achieve maximum benefit from educational experiences.

Bryn Mawr's Home and School Visitor Certificate program is designed for the student who is interested in pursuing a school social work credential. The HSV program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and is compliant with current PDE standards, including accommodations and adaptations for students with disabilities and for English language learners. The program has been carefully developed to meet all requirements established by PDE for individuals seeking certification.

HSV intervenes to identify and eliminate barriers to students’ academic achievement and their healthy social-emotional development.

In order to receive official certification, candidates for Home and School Visitor certification must be recommended to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by the academic institution through which HSV requirements are completed. Bryn Mawr assists HSV candidates to this end by maintaining records of completion of academic requirements, informing candidates of their completion, and recommending candidates for certification.

In addition, PDE requires all post M.S.S./Home and School Visitor candidates to have passed the PA Social Work License exam and hold a valid PA Social Work License (L.S.W. or L.C.S.W.) at the time they apply for certification to PDE.

The Home and School Visitor Certification, as with other professional certificates or licenses, requires continuing education maintenance in order to keep the certification active. (See HSV Certificate Maintenance.)

Contact

Center for Professional Development

Peggy Robinson
Center Director and Home and School Visitor Certifying Officer
Email: probinson@brynmawr.edu
Phone: 610-520-2602

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Bryn Mawr College
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
Email: swprodev@brynmawr.edu
Phone: 610-520-2614