BSW Field Education is designed to provide our undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills for generalist social work practice. Generalist social work practice is the focus of all BSW programs and involves the development of knowledge, skills and values to work with individuals, families, groups, and organizations through systematic problem-solving.
Field Education for the BSW program requires a minimum of 425 supervised hours of practice in an agency or organization serving diverse client populations. Students are supervised by an experienced professional who holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. In addition, a member of the BSW faculty works closely with students as a faculty field liaison and leader of weekly seminars where students' learning is reinforced and supported.
A Sample of Field Education Agency Settings
- Aviv Living Centers (formerly Jeiwsh Rehab Center)
- Bay Cove Early Intervention
- Bridgewell, Inc.
- Center for Addictive Behaviros (CAB)
- Chelsea District Court
- DEAF, Inc.
- Department of Children and Families (Salem, Lynn, Malden, Lowell)
- The Edinburg Center (Adults with developmental disabilities)
- Family Continuity, Inc.
- HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)
- Merrimack Valley Elder Services
- North End Rehab
- North Shore ARC
- North Shore Education Consoritum
- Project Cope
BSW Field Education Readiness Information
Child Welfare Scholarship Information 2012
- BSW Child Welfare Scholarship Application
- BSW Child Welfare Scholarship Application Checklist
- BSW Child Welfare Scholarship Statement of Endorsement