Undergraduate Field-Based Experiences

Real-World Experiences Enhance Your Classroom Learning

Field-based experiences such as practicums and internships are one of the key components of the undergraduate experience at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. These experiential learning experiences, which take place outside of the classroom, provide our students with hands-on, real-world experiences that enhance their studies.

What You’ll Learn through Field-Based Experiences

Field-based experiences offer students a unique opportunity to apply what they’re learning in the classroom in practical settings, gain valuable skills, and grow personally and professionally. You’ll grow in your understanding of your chosen field of study and learn important skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and networking. Taking part in fieldwork opportunities will enhance your academic experience and prepare you for the future, whether you pursue a career or graduate education.

What Kinds of Field-Based Experiences Does BU Wheelock Have?

Undergraduate students at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development have access to a variety practicums, internships, and other fieldwork experiences. These immersive experiences allow undergraduate students to develop a deeper understanding of what they’re learning in the classroom.

Where Do Field-Based Experiences Take Place?

There is a wide variety of sites where BU Wheelock undergraduates can pursue field-based experiences. BU Wheelock has partnerships with number of urban and suburban districts, including Boston, Chelsea, Quincy, Brookline, and Newton public schools. We also partner with community organizations that offer sites and supported settings for fieldwork experiences, including nonprofit organizations, hospitals, and local agencies. In addition, there are fieldwork opportunities based at Boston University, such as supporting Upward Bound, BUILD, or Jumpstart.