Field Education FAQ
Can I complete my placement where I work?
If you are currently employed in a social service agency or clinical setting, you may apply to have an agency-based field placement for one of your two field placements. Worksite field placements must meet the Simmons SSW criteria. The criteria include a different work assignment and new supervisor. Your supervisor must have an MSW and participate in a field instructor training provided through Simmons SSW.
How far will my clinical placement be from where I live? How far will I have to drive?
We make every attempt to locate a placement site that meets your educational needs. At times, the best placement match is farther from your home than you may prefer. You are required to be able to commute up to 60 miles to your placement site. If you are requesting accommodations at your field placement site, please inform the placement team and contact the Simmons disability office at 1-617-521-2474 for assistance.