Freddie Avant, director and associate dean
School of Social Work
420 E. Starr
Phone: (936) 468-5105
P.O. Box 6104, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Fax: (936) 468-7201
Freddie L. Avant, H. Stephen Cooper, Wilma Córdova, Emmerentie Oliphant
Kristin Bailey-Wallace, Cherhonda Brown, Christina Collins, Mohammad Khan, James Morris, Stephanie Washington
Carrie Butler, Linda Harris, Shanta Scott
Director of Undergraduate Program
Director of Field Education
The Bachelor of Social Work program prepares students for generalist social work practice. Social work graduates are able to practice at the entry level in many different fields of practice. They have a basic knowledge of theory and the ability to think with conceptual complexity. With the common body of the profession’s knowledge, values and skills, social work graduates are able to transfer their generalist practice abilities in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in a variety of agency settings.
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. Generalist practitioners identify with the social work profession and apply ethical principles and critical thinking in practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Generalist practitioners also 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.
The BSW program at SFA is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.