Field Education at Wheelock
Real-world experience is the hallmark of a Wheelock education. Every Wheelock undergraduate and graduate degree program combines academic excellence with hands-on experiences in settings such as hospitals, schools, nonprofit agencies, government offices, and many other institutions.
Two departments are dedicated to overseeing these experiences for our students: the Office of Field Education and the Social Work Field Education Office.
Office of Field Education
In coordination with the Office of Field Education, undergraduate students in our Arts & Sciences, Education, Community-Based Services, Juvenile Justice & Youth Advocacy, and Child Life programs are immediately exposed to professional practice in the field beginning freshman year with their Human Growth and Development course and accompanying field placement. Graduate students in our Education and Child Life programs also work with the Office of Field Education early in their programs.
Social Work Field Education Office
Field Education, also known as the field practicum or field placement, is an integral component to professional social work training at Wheelock. The Social Work Field Education Office provides opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate social work students to apply social work ethical principles to practice, and to bridge theory to practice through real-world experiences working with individuals, families, and communities.