Dr. Theresia Ratliff, Clinical Associate Professor/MSW Field Director, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North American Network of Field Educators and Directors (NANFED). NANFED is an organization that fosters best practices in social work education by identifying relevant issues to field education that may be addressed by the organization, the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Council on Field Education; mentoring new field directors; as well as other functions.
Mission of the School of Social Work
The School of Social Work provides educational opportunities for a diverse group of students to earn degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students learn the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics of the profession of social work in a supportive academic environment. The School produces graduates who apply their knowledge and skills to improve the Urban quality of life in Mississippi, the nation, and the world. Through their work, graduates empower vulnerable individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Graduates are expected to demonstrate serious concern for economic, political, and social justice through practice, continuing education, and research.
The School offers three programs: Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, and Ph.D. in Social Work.
The Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The Ph.D. in Social Work Program is affiliated with the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE).
The School also houses two research and training institutes.