Internships and Student Teaching
University-sponsored travel for undergraduate students outside of the greater Nashville area is prohibited during the fall 2020 semester. Residential students in the Nashville area may complete internships in Nashville for academic credit; however, the student must sign an acknowledgement form to follow Vanderbilt University protocols while at their internship location.
Undergraduate students who select remote-only instruction may complete internships in the area that they reside.
School districts have indicated that as long as they’re open, Vanderbilt student teachers are welcome. Our teacher education faculty members are in conversation with our partner districts about different scenarios. Right now, schools are planning to open for in-person learning, and they have indicated that as long as they are open, Peabody students will be welcome to pursue fieldwork. When in schools, Vanderbilt students will need to observe school/district guidelines as well as Vanderbilt protocols for being in field placements. Our faculty are also working with local school districts to plan for Peabody students to support online activities, in the event that schools close or Peabody students need to quarantine.