Child Welfare Certification Program
Education & Employing Social Workers in the State of TN
The 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.
BSW/MSW Programs Manager
Department of Children's Services
Cordell Hull Bullding, 7th Floor
436 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243