Online MSW Student Blog

Welcoming Provost Clark and Dean Springer to Brevard

Left to right: Dean Springer, Dawn C., Jennifer A., Shivani L.

On August 17th, Guy and Delores Spearman invited Provost Jim Clark, Dean Springer, his wife Sunny, and current Spearman Scholars to the Brevard Network office for a luncheon. Lunch was catered by Crydermans Barbeque, down the street from the office.

Online MSW Student Blog: Navigating Canvas


This article explains how to navigate the online student portal Canvas. For those new to online learning, or returning to school after a period of time away from school, Canvas can be a bit intimidating at first. Here I go step-by-step through the different menu options in Canvas, and I discuss how different professors use it differently.

Online MSW Student Blog: What Does Online MSW Classwork Involve?

Notebook and Pen

As I reflect on my time in the Florida State University online, part-time traditional (3-year) MSW program, I cannot believe how much I have learned and how quickly the time has passed. One question I frequently get from others who are interested in the program is: what do MSW students do? What skills do I need? I'm going to start writing about the online MSW journey to help people really gage if the program is a good fit for them. In this article, I will talk about the most important skills for an online MSW student to have.

The Road to Policy Practice in Social Work: MSW Student Shannon Shannon

Shannon at the College of Social Work

Shannon Shannon grew up in Brevard County, Florida, and is about to graduate with her Master of Social Work, Social Leadership Concentration, from Florida State University.

Shannon initially enrolled in Florida State University as an undergraduate student, having first earned her A.A. from Eastern Florida State College. Her intent was to study political science and, eventually, law. While taking a social work class, she realized that social workers who have a policy focus do much the same work as lawyers, although with a more "boots on the ground" approach. Shannon decided the social work path was more aligned with her goals and priorities. So she enrolled in the College of Social Work, where she found her passion for legislative advocacy and leadership.

EFSC Social & Human Services - On the Road to Changing the World


As you can read about here, if you are interested in earning your BSW and your MSW at FSU, a great place to start is with your A.S. in Social & Human Services at Eastern Florida State College. With your A.S. in Social & Human Services, you could earn your BSW in two more years, and your MSW one year after that.

Watch these testimonials from EFSC students to learn more about the Social & Human Services program at EFSC.

Brevard Network Spotlight: Heidi Hanson, MSW

Heidi Graduation

Heidi Hanson graduated in Fall 2021 with her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the FSU College of Social Work through the Online MSW Program. For Heidi, graduation was a personal victory after a long road requiring sacrifice and determination to work full time while completing her master’s degree.