State law recommends newly hired staff who teach HE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in HE.
Comprehensive Health Education
Covers goals and requirements of health education in the state; this document also covers the qualifications and educational requirements for teachers to teach health education in any grade
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-404. Teacher qualifications
All teachers of any type of high school provided in this part shall be qualified by education or otherwise for giving instruction in the subjects of the course of study, and no person shall be employed to teach any subject or subjects in the schools who does not hold a license issued by the commissioner of education authorizing the person to teach those subjects.