Social Work

UTSA Social Work Education Program Title IV-E (SWEPT)

Title IV-E of the Social Security Act authorizes the federal government’s Foster Care and Adoption Assistance programs to provide matching funds to state educational programs.  The goal of these programs is to improve the lives of children in foster care and facilitate adoption or the return of children to their home.  This goal is met through a focus on the educational training of current and potential Child Protective Services (CPS) employees.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Social Work Education Program Title IV-E (SWEPT) provides training and development programs for Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Regions 8 and 11, supporting the goals and objectives in the Child and Family Services state plan for Title IV-E training.

Students who qualify will receive a stipend under the Title IV-E program to help off-set costs associated with obtaining a Master’s of Social Work degree.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Cruz, LMSW, Title IV-E Program Director: (, 210.458.2319).

How do I apply?

Region 8

CPS Application (Region 8)

CPS Application Cover Letter (Region 8)

Employee Application and Supervisor Approval (Region 8)

Region 11

CPS Application (Region 11)

CPS Application Cover Letter (Region 11)

Employee Application and Supervisor Approval (Region 11)

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions below.

FAQs for Title IV (both regions)