Child Welfare Education

Child Welfare Education

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Social Work Undergraduate Program

CWEB is the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates program and is overseen by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of social work. This program is governed by Title IV-E regulations and is a result of a partnership between the United States Administration for Children and Families, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators and the fourteen undergraduate CSWE accredited social work programs in Pennsylvania.

The goal of the CWEB program is to strengthen Title IV-E children and family services in Pennsylvania through the promotion of child-welfare focused undergraduate social work education that improve preparedness and retention of public child welfare employees.

Eligible students for this program must follow academic and work requirements formulated by state, federal and university policies including a contractual agreement to accept employment in a public child welfare agency in Pennsylvania post graduation. Students who comply with these guidelines receive substantial financial support and the necessary skills for professional growth and advancement in their field.

Students in the CWEB program must complete the following:

  • Child Welfare Coursework
  • Public child welfare agency fieldwork (minimum of 400 hours; maximum of 975)
  • Competency based training (Charting the Course)
  • Any necessary civil service application materials

CWEB Students should also:

Begin the civil service process when seeking a county child welfare agency position.

Additional Information

For more information about how BU participates in the CWEB program, please contact Shiloh D. Erdley, Ph.D.,