Social Work Program
Welcome to the Social Work website for Texas Tech University.
Thanks for your interest in our program. We offer an excellent opportunity for students to learn social work knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive atmosphere. What is social work? Click here to learn more about our profession.
We hope that our website provides helpful information to explain briefly the courses we offer and how our program works.
Please feel free to contact us if you need additional information: Laura Lowe, PhD, LCSW, Director at email@example.com
Student advising: Please contact Ms. Brenda Amin for advising in the Social Work Program. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Program Mission and Assessment
The Social Work Program at Texas Tech University prepares students to contribute to society through professional practice and civic participation. Students are to become critical thinkers, simultaneously becoming self-aware and sensitive to the plight of human kind. The program is designed to integrate a liberal arts foundation with the core principles, knowledge and skills of a generalist social work perspective. For Goals and Behavioral Objectives as well as recent assessment outcomes click here.
History of the Social Work Program at TTU
The development of the social work program at Texas Tech University parallels the evolution of the social work profession itself. Both emerged from a desire to improve social conditions of persons in need by preparing social workers with a broad liberal arts background, knowledge of social conditions, and skills for relating to individuals, groups and communities. For more information click here.
Social Work Licensing
Did you know you have to be licensed by the state to call yourself a social worker in the State of Texas, as well as most other states? You can learn more about licensing requirements at this USC site and more detailed information about licensing in Texas at the State board of Social Worker Examiners.
SOCIAL WORK STUDENT CHOSEN FOR CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
Claudia Martinez is spending this semester in Washington DC working for Congressman Beto O'Rourke!!!
Three social work students inducted into phi beta kappa for 2012!!
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the US. Only about 10% of universities are able to shelter chapters and only about 10% of students there can be elected to membership. We are so proud of you Kara, Isela & Sarah!!!
Pictured from left to right: Laura Lowe (Program Director), Kara Shelton, Isela Gonzalez, Sara Wade Rocha, TTU Chancellor Kent Hance, Helen Morrow (Field Director).
cONGRATULATIONS TO OUR recent gRADUATES!!
Annalesa Aguirre, Elaine Coddington, Chris Hernandez,Mike Isom, Charity Martinez, Hannah McLean, Fredresha Overstreet, Jose Parra, Michelle Rodriguez, Maria Sanchez, Kara Shelton, & Effie Witte
In Texas, to sit for the Bachelor Level Social Work Licensure Exam (LBSW) you must have a degree from a Council on Social Work Education Accredited social work program (like ours!).