MSW Title IV-E stipend recipients must fulfill the following coursework and post-graduation employment requirements:
- MSW Title IV-E stipend recipients typically follow the MSW Title IV-E/Direct Practice sequence of courses. The Administration concentration may instead be considered for stipend recipients with prior experience in child welfare.
- MSW Title IV-E stipend recipients complete the first of the two required MSW field placements in a community agency serving child welfare (IV-E) clients. The second required field placement is completed at San Diego County Child Welfare Services (CWS) or Imperial County Child Welfare Services.
- Students interested in a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (school social work) can concurrently complete the credential requirements while in the Title IV-E program. The opportunity requires additional coursework and field requirements. If interested, the student must have approval of the Title IV-E coordinator and the PPSC coordinator.
Post-Graduation Employment Requirement
Upon graduation, MSW Title IV-E stipend and educational reimbursement recipients have an employment requirement of two years of full-time employment in a California county or state public child welfare agency.
Indigenous graduates may also complete their employment requirement in a California Reservation Child Welfare Services agency, urban Indian agency in California serving Title IV-E eligible children and families, or a non-California Reservation Child Welfare Services agency.
See the FAQ page for terms of disqualification and repayment.
Title IV-E Coordinator
Amalia Hernandez, MSW, PPSC
Hepner Hall 144