Social Work Field Education Partners
Wheelock College's Social Work Field Education Office is committed to providing students with exposure to a wide variety of settings, client populations, and diverse communities.
Our Field Instructors and affiliated agencies are vital to the preparation of our students to be justice-based social work practitioners. Thanks to our partners' commitment and dedication, students are socialized to the profession and have the opportunity to apply the values, knowledge and skills they are learning in the classroom.
Current Social Work Field Education Partners
If you are currently hosting a student, please download our Social Work Field Instructor and Agency Supervisor Guide via the link on the left.
You may also find our Field Instructor Frequently Asked Questions helpful.
As a Field Instructor you are eligible for professional development opportunities offered through the New England Consortium of Graduate Social Work Field Education Directors. The current offerings can be found on the NECON website.
All Field Instructors, especially new ones, are strongly encouraged to complete the Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI). The seminar is free of charge and offers 20 CEUS. Participants must attend 80% of the sessions in order to meet the CEU requirements. Registration limited to 20. Click here to register.
Interested in Hosting a BSW or MSW Student at Your Agency?
We invite you to consider hosting a Wheelock College BSW and/or MSW student and become an affiliated partner agency. To be considered as a "host site," agencies must meet the criteria outlined in our Social Work Field Education Site Criteria for Selection of Placement Sites (pdf).
If you can meet the criteria listed, please complete our Field Partner Request Form. A member of our staff will be happy to follow up with you.
Wheelock College offers class vouchers to our Field Instructors as a thank you for the hard work and dedication involved in mentoring our social work students. In addition, you will be eligible to attend a number of professional trainings offered through NECON and additional workshops offered by our faculty.