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Professors Jorge Delva, Barbara Hiltz, Katie Richards-Schuster and Mary Ruffolo collaborated to develop a modular online course that explores the foundations of social work as a profession as well as career opportunities within the social work field. This course will serve to illuminate social work’s contributions with individuals, families, communities, organizations and policy-making arenas while also defining and highlighting the role of social work as a profession for learners. Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change is the first MOOC from the U-M School of Social Work and in addition to illuminating the field of social work for a broad audience, is designed to introduce undergraduates, accepted U-M MSW students and global learners to the MSW program at Michigan through a progressive series of online modules. The first four modules in this series will progress from defining the core values, roles and history of social work to delving into practical strategy and integrative themes.The final two course modules are designed for incoming MSW students at the U-M School of Social Work and will examine best practices for classroom and field internship experiences while exploring post graduate options and careers. Combined, this six-unit online course will define the Michigan perspective on social work education via the exploration of key themes, practices and opportunities through the integration of practice and theory.