The School of Social Work
Social work has been a part of Texas State's curriculum since the Department of Sociology first offered a social work course in 1975. Initially, social work was a curriculum sequence in the sociology major, but it later became an academic minor, and finally an academic major. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) was first accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 1978, an accreditation that was reaffirmed in 1985, 1992, 2000, and 2004. The Department of Social Work was organized in 1995 and joined the College of Health Professions. It was designated a School in 2001.
The Purpose, Mission, and Vision of the School of Social Work
Through an educational program which is consistent with the standards approved by the Council on Social Work Education, the Texas State University-San Marcos School of Social Work graduates 1) BSW students who are well prepared for professional entry-level generalist social work practice, and 2) MSW students who are equipped for advanced, specialized practice (in the generalist model) in either direct practice or administration.
The School of Social Work at Texas State University-San Marcos aims to educate skilled, competent social workers prepared to practice in a dynamic, diverse social environment. The School prepares social workers who can effectively and ethically lead human service efforts to enhance human well-being and productivity, help alleviate poverty, and strengthen social justice. The School aims to create and refine useful intervention technologies while enhancing services, especially for people who are disadvanteged and often forgotten.
The School of Social Work at Texas State is committed to empowering our students and faculty to be ethical leaders, skilled in both creative and critical thinking who will be at the forefront of creating positive change and improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society.
Great News: Texas State School of Social Work Fully Accredited till 2020!!
On October 22, 2012, the Council on Social Work Education notified Texas State School of Social Work that Texas State’s BSW and MSW degree programs were both fully reaffirmed in accreditation for eight years, until 2020. This is great news, and speaks to the hard work of the Texas State faculty and students in setting and maintaining high standards for learning!
Project Stand Up for Veterans Grant Awarded!
On September 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified the School of Social Work at Texas State University-San Marcos that the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the School $479,035 (over three years) to fund the School’s Project Stand Up for Veterans. This exciting project will fund student stipends to educate graduate social workers in mental and behavioral health and prepare them to work with military personnel, veterans, and their families. Just as the military stands up a trained force, Texas State School of Social Work will stand up a cadre of well-prepared clinical social workers prepared to work with this important population. Dr. Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, Dr. Katherine Selber, and Dr. Amy Russell will oversee Project Stand Up for Veterans.
Application for Summer and Fall 2013
This is due, for Summer 2013, by May 28th.
Dr. Christine Norton Awarded TG Public Benefit Grant
Dr. Christine Norton, Assistant Professor of Social Work, and Dr. Toni Watt, Associate Professor of Sociology, were awarded a $90,067 TG Public Benefit Grant for their project, "Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success (FACES)." This grant will help to improve and evaluate the recruitment, retention, and graduation outcomes for Texas State students who grew up in foster care.
Many Hats Workshop
May 15-17, 2013 (Wednesday through Friday) 8:30am - 6:00pm at the Texas State Round Rock Campus
40-hour program; $475.00*
Register and pay-in-full by April 15th, 2013; $425.00*
*Current Texas State Field Supervisors are eligible for a $50.00 discount.
Please go to the Continuing Education page on the Texas State University-San Marcos website to register for the workshop online or call their office at 512-245-2507. If you have additional questions, please contact Sonya Kraus at email@example.com. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you.