Social Work


The Social Work program is designed to provide quality educational services at a baccalaureate level that prepares competent generalist social workers to enhance the human well-being and the needs of the diverse populations, with special attention on persons who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty, in the local, and global community. The program is inspired by the vision of transformation in social economic and environmental justice, and advocacy for the well-being of all.

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Message from the Program Director

Welcome to Texas College Social Work Department!

On May 31, 2022, the academic program was granted Pre-Candidacy status by the Council of Social Work Education. The Social Work core course requirements at the junior and senior levels that will lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. 

“The program's mission is to provide quality educational services at a baccalaureate level. It prepares competent generalist social workers to enhance the human well-being and the needs of diverse populations, with special attention to persons who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty in the local and global community. The program promotes transformation in social, economic and environmental justice and advocacy for the well-being of all."

The Social Work Program defines generalist social work practice as follows:

Generalist practice is grounded in the liberal arts and the person-in-environment framework. To promote human and social well-being, generalist practitioners use a range of prevention and intervention methods in their practice with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities based on scientific inquiry and best practices. The generalist practitioner identifies with the social work profession and applies ethical principles and critical thinking in practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.  Generalist practitioners engage diversity in their practice and advocate for human rights and social and economic justice. They recognize, support, and build on the strengths and resiliency of all human beings. They engage in research-informed practice and are proactive in responding to the impact of context on professional practice.” (EP 2.0, 2015 EPAS)

The curriculum is comprised of a liberal arts base, combined with courses addressing the knowledge, skills, and values of the profession. Preparation for a career as a generalist practitioner in Social Work is augmented by two sequential field placements that include 420 clock hours. 

Charlotte R. Sanders, MSW, LBSW

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Contact Information

For additional information, inquiries, as well as to submit the Social Work Admission Application and Field Application, please email: socialwork@texascollege.edu   

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Program Director: Charlotte R. Sanders, MSW, LBSW

Phone: (903) 593-8311, ext. 2218

Email: csanders@texascollege.edu

Address: 2404 North Grand Avenue, Tyler, TX 75702

Field Director: LaKeshia Harris, LMSW

Phone: (903) 593-8311, ext. 2240

Email: lharris@texascollege.edu

Address: 2404 North Grand Avenue, Tyler, TX 75702