Induction Academies

An essential priority of the Tennessee Department of Education is ensuring that all schools in Tennessee have effective leaders who get the feedback and support needed to continually improve student outcomes. The Department offers Induction Academies for administrators and supervisors with three years or fewer experience.  These academies provide this learning, support, and networking, with the end result of license advancement.

Three types of induction academies are offered:  Beginning Supervisor Academy, Beginning Principal Academy, and Assistant Principal Academy. Cohorts start in September, meeting four times for two-day sessions over a period of two years.  Principal and Assistant Principal cohorts are scheduled in each Grand Division.  The Supervisor cohort meets in the Middle Tennessee Division.  Participants earn 56 hours of TASL credit, which will be posted at the conclusion of the two year cohort.

Academies are offered at no cost; however, participants are responsible for any travel expenses they may incur. In addition to earning TASL credit and participating in high-quality professional learning with peers, participants will design and implement an individualized professional learning plan (PLP). The PLP supports goals related to the revised Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS, 2013), and is a key component to the license advancement process. Supervisors and principals will complete a site visit and submit a report documenting key takeaways.


Registration for the 2015-2017 Induction Academies will open on April 29, 2015, and will close on May 13, 2015.  Seating is limited, and will be filled first by seniority then by application date.  You will be notified by the TASL office when your registration is complete, or if your registration is denied.  Registration is a multi-step process that begins by completing the TASL Induction Academy Survey at .

Cohort Year One Meeting Dates (All dates/locations are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unpredictable circumstances. We make every effort to avoid such changes.)


West Middle East

Jackson-Madison Board of Education

310 North Parkway Jackson, TN 38305

Fall-Hamilton Elementary School

510 Wedgewood Ave. Nashville, TN 37203

Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center

801 Tipton Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920

Beginning Supervisor Academy (BSA 13)

Not Available

October 22-23, 2015
February 18-19, 2016

Not Available

Beginning Principal Academy (BPA 21)

November 10-11, 2015
March 10-11, 2016

October 21-22, 2015
February 16-17, 2016

November 3-4, 2015
March 1-2, 2016

Assistant Principal Academy (APA 15A)

November 12-13, 2015
March 10-11, 2016

October 13-14, 2015
February 23-24, 2016

November 5-6, 2015
March 3-4, 20216

Assistant Principal Academy (APA 15B)

Not Available

October 15-16, 2015
February 25-26, 2016

Not Available

Last Update: April 21, 2015