In the article the content of media education in the system of the future social teacher training is revealed, its constituents are characterized. The features of the introduction of media education in the training of the social teacher in the information society are described; curricula and discipline training of social workers in the school are examined, proposals for improving professional training taking into account global trends and transformations of modern society are presented. The purpose of the article is the rationale for media education in the system of social workers’ training. Methods of research – analysis of information sources; synthesis of the components of information sources on the issue of media education and training of social workers, comparing university curriculum educational qualification of Bachelor, Specialist and Master; specification – in determining the specific media education of social workers; summarizing the data. Examples of introduction of media education in higher education institutions of Ukraine are given, and international experience of media education, basic forms and methods of work are studied. The necessity of introduction of media education as integrated and individual courses in the curriculum training of social workers is proved. The practical significance of the study is to determine the most effective means of training in terms of media education and critical thinking as social workers, professionals, and future social and educational activities. In the article the results of studying the introduction of media education in modern educational process in higher education institutions of Ukraine are given, conclusions about the possibility of introducing media education courses in curricula of specialty social pedagogy and social work are made. The integration of educational media regulatory elements in the course of the cycle and creation of some specific disciplines are the priorities of media education and as a result – media literacy of social workers, which further will effectively implement their professional knowledge and skills. The prospect for further research is considered in the development of specific courses “Social worker’s media education” and “Fundamentals of media literacy of a social worker” for the implementation of the state education system as legal subjects. We believe that in Ukrainian society there is an urgent need to develop specific implementation methods and organizational forms of media education that would help improve the quality of social workers training, contributed to the improvement of youth socialization.