Baccalaureate Child Welfare Education Program


BCWEP is looking forward to the 2023-2024 Academic Year


The Baccalaureate Child Welfare Education Program (BCWEP) is a consortium of undergraduate social work programs in New Jersey who are working in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families on enhancing recruitment and retention for caseworkers in public child welfare.

Established in 2005, BCWEP provides tuition (minus any awarded scholarships or grants), to selected undergraduate social work students throughout New Jersey to support them during their internship year at the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P). Students are placed at local DCP&P offices throughout the state under supervision of credentialed field instructors. Students also take at least one specialized course in child welfare. Successful applicants for the program must commit to working for at least two years in a caseworker position within DCP&P.

Lead Institution: Stockton University Social Work Program

Participating Institutions:Centenary University BSW Program, Georgian Court University Social Work Department, Monmouth University School of Social Work, Ramapo College of New Jersey Social Work Program, Rutgers University-Camden/New Brunswick Social Work Department, Rutgers University-Newark Social Work Department, Seton Hall University Social Work Department

Partnering Organizations: State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families, New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

For further information about BCWEP, please contact the BCWEP office at 609-652-4260 or