Welcome to the Office of Field Education!
Office of Field Education
Activities West, 1st Floor
Boston MA 02215
8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily or by appointment
What is Field Education?
Field Education is the hallmark of a Wheelock education. Our undergraduate students are immediately exposed to professional practice in the field beginning freshman year with their Human Growth and Development course and accompanying field education placement. Student in their junior and senior years who are enrolled in professional programs also complete more intensive field education experiences co-supervised supervised by professionals and faculty members. Similarly, our graduate students enter the field early in their programs and work to inspire a world of good.
The Urban Commitment
The Office of Field Education (OFE) is a department within Wheelock's Office of Academic Affairs. The Office of Field Education works with Wheelock students, faculty, and site partners to enrich students' learning and preparation for professional practice through fieldwork, practicum, and internship experiences that are interwoven with the academic program. Our students do their field work in schools, hospitals, community agencies, and programs primarily in the Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge communities. Consistent with our Academic Guiding Principles, the College emphasizes diverse and inclusive settings that build students' capacity to become professionals who work effectively with all of America's children and families.
5 Ways Field Education Can Enhance Your Career Path
- Spend time in a professional environment in an area of interest
- Build skills under close supervision of a mentor in a supportive environment
- Make contacts to begin to build your professional network
- Gain "real world" experience as a student
- See a number of different organizations and schools
SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS: Placements for Social Work students are handled by the Social Work Department. Please visit the Social Work Field Education web pages for details.