SocialWork@Simmons classes are taught live by the same renowned faculty who teach on campus. Students log in weekly to seminar-style classes that are driven by group discussion and collaboration. In the SocialWork@Simmons classroom, there is no back row — all students can be seen and are expected to participate in the conversation.
Small classes: no more than 15 students
Recorded sessions: 24/7 access to class recordings
Dynamic functionality: Classrooms can be used for group meetings and professor office hours.
Students prepare for weekly class sessions with dynamic SocialWork@Simmons coursework. Students are expected to come to live classes prepared for discussion based on that coursework, which includes assigned readings and research. Course content is designed by the same Simmons School of Social Work faculty who teach on campus. These professors work with a team of content developers to turn their traditional lectures into multimedia content specifically designed for our online courses.
COURSE CONTENT is accessible 24/7 via our online platform to fit into your schedule. This content includes dynamic videos, real-time quizzes, and recorded lectures.
Field experience is the cornerstone of our social work curriculum. Our field placement team works with students to identify their educational and professional interests and find meaningful clinical sites in or near their own community. Students will complete a minimum of 1,040 hours of field education throughout their time in the program. The foundation year placement requires 16 hours each week for two academic terms. The advanced year placement is 24 hours each week, also for two academic terms. Through these field placements, SocialWork@Simmons students are able to apply the theories and skills learned in the classroom in direct practice with clients.
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Our online platform is designed to foster collaboration and real connections between classmates and professors. Students and faculty grow their network and their connection to the program by creating profiles to get to know one another. They are also able to form social groups based on interest and location. Students are able to log into the online classroom for discussion groups, small group projects, and even happy hours.
Personal profiles help students keep in touch.
Classmates collaborate in small groups.
Students socialize outside of class.
SocialWork@Simmons offers dedicated support services from the moment candidates request information about the program. Applicants work with an Admissions Counselor who guides them through the admissions process. Once enrolled in the program, students are assigned a student support advisor and a field placement coordinator, and after graduation, graduates become members of the global Simmons alumni community.
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