University of Central Florida

College of Health and Public Affairs

Children's Services


University Tower, Room 320

PO Box 160112

Orlando, FL 32826

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Children's Services

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Children's Services is designed to prepare students to work with children and families who are facing issues of abuse or neglect, or are involved in some way with the child welfare system. Students learn how to assess abuse and neglect and to develop appropriate ways to work with the families and elements of the child welfare system. This graduate certificate program includes both academic work and a specialized field internship. The program is a joint effort between the Schools of Social Work in Florida and the Department of Children and Families to improve services to children and their families. Internship stipends are available to students participating in the Title IV-E child welfare training program. Interested students should contact the social work field director.

International Student Requirements:

In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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