Tennessee - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Area: 
Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

The Tennessee State Board of Education has complete jurisdiction over educator licensure.

Body: 

Complete jurisdiction over the issuance and administration of licenses for supervisors, principals and public school teachers for kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12), including teachers in preschools operated under the authority of chapter 6, part 1 of this title, shall be vested in the state board of education.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/09/2016