The Council on Social Work Education has reaffirmed accreditation of the University of Tennessee at Martin’s social work program for the next eight years following a site visit in December 2018. The program first became externally accredited in 1974 and has successfully completed each reaccreditation cycle since that time.
“The UT Martin social work program’s mission is to provide top-notch education to each student, preparing them for entry-level employment within the profession as well as graduate studies. This is achieved both inside and outside of the classroom through various community service and volunteer experiences as well as semester-long internship placements that prepare students for real-life experiences within the social work profession,” said Alicia Maya Donaldson, program director and associate professor of social work. “The UT Martin social work faculty work tirelessly not just to produce ‘good’ social workers, but to ensure that the program is producing ‘exceptional’ social workers that are prepared to make a difference in the lives of those that they serve.”
The program began on the UT Martin main campus in 1970 and expanded to provide the full curriculum at UT Martin’s five centers in 2008. The Council on Social Work Education is a national association of social work education programs that works to ensure and enhance the quality of social work education by maintaining accreditation standards for both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
UT Martin’s social work program is housed within the Department of Behavioral Sciences in the College of Education, Health and Behavioral Sciences. For more information, visit utm.edu/socialwork or contact the department at 731-881-7576.