About This Blog

This blog presents my writeups of various matters related to the training of social workers, starting in college or graduate school and continuing into their early years in practice.  These writeups draw upon a mix of academic and other third-party sources and personal experience.

Note that some topics related to my own social work education have been addressed in detail in some of my other blogs.  Items posted here tend not to fall within those blogs’ more specialized areas of focus.

The posts in this blog are stored in the Archives.  You can also use the Search box to find specific material.  For information on me, please see my home website.

I hope you find these materials useful.  If you do, please lend your support by commenting and sharing.

Best of luck in your career progression.

Ray Woodcock



  • Anonymous  On February 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    I find your comments on the mish mash of SW education spot on…and exactly why I probably like the MSW program at Rutgers…because it had a little of everything. And by no means am I an expert on any of the stuff I studied, but i know a little about all of it. I work in a school at a rate of pay that would make most people drool, because I had ten years exp in teaching so I get paid for 23 yrs experience; schools value MSW’s and pay them better than teachers, but because of that landing a job can be tough.

  • Ray Woodcock  On January 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Glad you like the blog. Thanks for commenting. Let me post my reply to this question among the comments following my post on the Kirk, Kil, and Corcoran article.

  • May  On January 23, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Hello! I have read your blog and it is provides many useful information. Thank you! I was wondering if you have the most recent acceptance rate of the us news and reports top 10 rankings for msw programs.

    • Ray Woodcock  On February 25, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      Sorry to say I overlooked this question. I don’t have acceptance rate information other than what’s in the posts.

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