Licensure Changes (September 2015)

Attention: The policies described on this page went into effect on September 1, 2015.

Questions or Comments?

If you can't find the information you are seeking about redesigned licensure policy, or if you have general comments you would like to share with the department, please send an email to the following address:

Send questions or comments to: Education.Licensing@tn.gov

State Board of Education

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.

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