Child Welfare Certification Program

Education & Employing Social Workers in the State of TN

childThe Social Work Program at Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (TDCS) have entered a partnership to recruit BSSW students for the Child Welfare Certification Program.  We are seeking students who are interested in a career in child welfare.

The certification program requires the applicant be a full-time student with at least four semesters remaining before graduation; have an overall 2.8 cumulative GPA; complete two elective child welfare courses in addition to the necessary course work for the BSSW degree; and complete field education with the TDCS. A background check on each applicant is also conducted. 

Each applicant will be interviewed.  Students selected for the certification program will receive a full in-state tuition scholarship and stipend for text books and living expenses for a maximum of four semesters.  In exchange for this funding, the student agrees to work for TDCS for two years upon graduation. 

Please contact:

Sirena Bragg
BSW/MSW Programs Manager
Department of Children's Services
Cordell Hull Bullding, 7th Floor
436 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.253.6821



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