Title IV-E Pathway Program in Fourth Year

The Title IV-E Pathway Program marked its fourth year of operation during academic year (AY) 2013–2014 with the enrollment of six new MSW students and the graduation of five BSW students. The distance education program operates at social work schools at three California State University campuses—Chico, Humboldt, and San Bernardino—that serve a total of 19 counties.

The graduates are three from Humboldt State and two from CSU, Chico.  All are continuing on to MSW programs. 

The Pathway Program supports social work students at different phases of their education, from BASW through MSW, and addresses the needs of child welfare and Tribal agency employees in isolated areas.  

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Students must be employees of a county or Tribal agency and must have been accepted into an educational institution prior to being considered for the Pathway Program.

Outreach Reaps Results

The schools’ outreach efforts to county agencies resulted in the awarding of 10 stipends by each school in AY 2013–2014:

  • CSU, Chico: 5 BSW, 5 MSW
    • The students represent a mix of counties and remote locations, covering Lake, Tehama, Shasta, Butte, Yolo, Mendocino, and Lassen counties.
  • CSU, San Bernardino: 10 MSW
    • CSU, San Bernardino’s Pathway Program admitted its first cohort to the MSW program at the end of academic year 2012–2013; those students have just completed the first year of their MSW program.
  • Humboldt State: 7 BASW, 3 MSW
    • 6 students held positions at Del Norte County and 4 at Tribal sites. 

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