Bachelor of social work (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.
BSW Field Education Readiness Information
- 2015 BSW Field Readiness Guide [PDF]
- 2015 BSW Continuation and Field Readiness Chart [PDF]
- Field Education Curriculum Guide [PDF]
- Program CORI Policy [PDF]
A Sample of Field Education Agency Settings
- Aviv Living Centers (formerly Jewish Rehab Center)
- Bay Cove Early Intervention
- Bridgewell, Inc.
- 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)
- Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
- North End Rehab
- Northeast ARC
- North Shore Education Consoritum
Field Education Links
Field Education Staff
|Field Education Coordinator||Sue Goldman||LA120||978.542.6877|
|Field Education Assistant||Lisa Morency||LA118||978.542.6698|
|BSW Field Education Specialist||Caryn Lister||LA116||978.542.2575|
|MSW/BSW Field Education Specialist||Molly Hogan-Fowler||LA113||978.542.4098|