Tennessee - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

In order to be approved, teacher preparation programs must follow 6 standards: knowledge and skills pertaining to all areas, communications, humanities and arts, social science and culture, science and technology, and mathematical concepts and applications.


In order to meet professional education requirements, programs must develop a program of study aligned to the professional education standards.

In order to meet specialty area program requirements, undergraduate programs must ensure that candidates complete coursework to demonstrate competency in the content area standards and accompanying specialty area content-related pedagogy.

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