Tennessee - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

In order to be certified as a teacher, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, pass required examinations, and complete an approved teacher preparation program.


Individuals applying for the practitioner license must meet the following criteria:
-Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
-Be enrolled in or have completed a state-approved educator preparation program;
-Be recommended by the state-approved educator preparation program, and
-Have submitted qualifying scores on required assessments.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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