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California Title IV-E Education Program

Supporting California's Next Generation of Child Welfare Social Workers

California's Title IV-E Education Program provides professional education and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate social work students who intend to pursue or continue a career in the field of public child welfare. In partnership with the California Department of Social Services, the program is housed in two regional locations:

UC DavisCalifornia State University (CSU) Chico • CSU East Bay • Cal Poly Humboldt • CSU Monterey Bay • Fresno State University • Sacramento State University • San Francisco State University • San José State University • Stanislaus State University • University of California, Berkeley
UCLACalifornia State University (CSU) Bakersfield • CSU Dominguez Hills • CSU Fullerton • CSU Long Beach • CSU Los Angeles • CSU Northridge • CSU San Bernardino • CSU San Marcos • San Diego State University • University of California, Los Angeles

The goals of the Title IV-E Program:

  • To increase the number of public child welfare workers in California with BASW and MSW degrees
  • To prioritize the enrollment of current state/county/Tribal social services staff
  • To prioritize the enrollment of students who reflect the diversity of California’s child welfare population
  • To provide specific program support through the provision of monetary support to students
  • To provide specific program support through a specialized competency-based child welfare curriculum