While many schools combine theoretical study with opportunities to apply learning in the real world, few can match Wheelock’s commitment to providing expert supervision, guidance and mentoring of each student’s field placements. Integrating classroom instruction with site-based learning is a hallmark of every Wheelock program, and our alumni often credit Wheelock’s approach to field-based learning as an essential part of their career success.
Recent Field Placement Sites:
- Auburn Youth and Family Services
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
- Boston Medical Center
- Boston Public Schools
- Brookline Public Schools
- Cambridge Public Schools
- Community Health Link
- Friends of the Children
- Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
- You, Inc.
International Service Learning
Wheelock graduate students make a difference around the world through service learning trips to a variety of destinations every year. These trips—usually just one or two weeks in duration—typically occur during spring and summer breaks, allowing students to gain an international perspective without losing class time.
Service learning trips have taken Wheelock students and faculty members to:
- South Africa, where they’ve explored the history, culture, and human services of this beautiful and resilient country and students have engaged with local social service agencies and schools.
- Ireland, where they’ve visited early childhood programs that are helping children affected by violence heal.
- Barbados,where they’ve taken an in-depth look at the education system, led focus groups and conducted field work at local schools.
- Scandinavia, where they’ve examined the social policies developed in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.