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Field Education

As the headquarters of several prominent Christian denominations, as well as a hub for major industries related to Christian music and publishing, Nashville provides ample opportunity to explore and immerse yourself in a range of organizations, from churches both big and small to the companies and nonprofits that carry out God’s work in the world.  

As a student in the College of Theology & Christian Ministry, you’ll gain valuable experience through our Field Education program, which allows you to explore the various ways you can practice a vocation. Throughout the experience, you’ll receive ongoing feedback and guidance from professional practitioners to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses as well as measure your progress toward vocational goals and learning objectives.

Field Education opportunities are available in Nashville and beyond. You’ll work with a Field Education advisor, as well as your academic advisor, to find a placement that best suits your needs and interests. Some tutor and mentor refugee families through World Relief, others assist with art therapy for the homeless and still others serve as youth, children’s ministry and administrative interns with local congregations.

For more information, contact Dr. Andy Watts.



Frequently Asked Questions 

  • What is the rationale for Field Education?
  • What do I need to do to be eligible for Field Education?
  • What does the Placement Process look like?
  • Do I need a supervisor?
  • Can I complete my Field Education Internship where I currently work/volunteer?
  • Can I get credit for work I’ve done earlier?
  • What are the weekly time requirements for Field Education?