Social Work Department Mission

Mission Statement

The Northeastern State University's  Social Work Program's primary mission is to academically prepare competent and effective professionals; particular diverse first generation college students who desire to enter generalist social work practice.  Along with our academic program's accessibility, our curriculum is designed to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, and values of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) competencies and behavioral indicators with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.  These key foundations prepare our graduates to practice social work in a wide range of social work agencies and allied settings with diverse client systems and people.  Our academic program has a unique focus in its integration of addressing social work practice with Native American populations, and the option to specialize in child welfare leadership. 

In keeping with our mission, we have established the following program goals;

1. To educate diverse social workers for beginning generalist social work practice.
2. To provide an accessible social work academic program.
3. To prepare social workers to practice with diverse populations and systems, including Native American populations.
4. To develop social work leaders especially in child welfare social delivery systems.

For comments and/or suggestions concerning our mission and goals please contact longvs@nsuok.edu