Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Tennessee

Become a Teacher in Tennessee

If you are passionate about helping others learn, completing an online teaching certification program is an excellent way to apply your skills. Our online university allows you to complete your teaching degree and hone your expertise.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Tennessee, you must meet all of Tennessee's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program offered by an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program.
  • Passing scores on all of the required Praxis exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

WGU's MA in Educational Leadership and Endorsement Preparation Program in Educational Leadership are not available in Tennessee.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Tennessee, please check the Tennessee Department of Education website:
Tennessee Department of Education Web site
(615) 532-4885
Education.Licensing@tn.gov

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