Licensure Changes (September 2015)
Attention: The policies described on this page went into effect on September 1, 2015.
The purpose of educator licensure is to ensure that individuals who serve in Tennessee classrooms and schools meet minimum standards. In order to earn, advance or renew a license to teach in the State of Tennessee, an individual must meet stated expectations.
On July 25, 2014, the Tennessee State Board of Education approved a new policy regarding educator licensure. Educators affected by this policy include Teachers, School Services Personnel, and Occupational Teachers. Any license issued prior to September 1, 2015 will be valid until the date of expiration.