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For New and Prospective Educators

The department issues the following licenses:

  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • School Personnel (school counselors, school psychologists, speech/language pathologists, and school audiologists)
  • New to Tennessee? If you are licensed in another state or received your degree in another country, learn how to apply for a license in Tennessee.

Before applying, prospective teachers must complete an approved educator preparation program and pass all relevant portions of the Praxis Series Exam.

License Application Status

If you know your license number, login to the Educator License Information site to check your license status.

If you don't know your license number, use the public search option to find it.

Last Update: September 12, 2014