Teacher Application Form

Teachers: Interested in Bringing VSVS into your Classroom next semester?

Spring 2024 applications open on January 8th!

  • VSVS lessons are designed to introduce and/or reinforce concepts learned in each grade level.

  • Teams of up to 2-5 Vanderbilt students will teach four different lessons during the same class period each semester.

  • You must be 3rd party compliant and have Protection of Minors forms signed and on file for the current school year.


Rural Teachers:

Come back here at the beginning of next semester to apply!

  • VSVS offers a STEM outreach program to rural counties for grades 6-8 sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)

  • VSVS has developed middle-school lessons in accordance with the Tennessee Academic Standards for Science which have been used in Davidson County since 1994.

  • Each hands-on science lesson includes background materials, a prepared presentation for teachers/students, all materials for the hands-on activity, and student worksheets that can be copied and modified.

  • Participating teachers in each grade will be able to select up to 3 lessons for the fall and up to 3 lessons for the spring to teach in their classrooms.

  • Teachers are required to attend a one-day training session at Vanderbilt in the fall to train on each of the lessons selected for their classroom.

  • Applying schools are evaluated on the basis of need and are chosen by VSVS representatives at the beginning of each school year

  • We currently work with Bedford, Giles, Macon, Robertson, and Rutherford counties.

If you are interested in participating in this program, you can sign up above!

If you choose to sign up, you will also need to register for training in the fall!