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Educator Preparation

Aspiring Tennessee educators must complete an approved educator preparation program. Approved preparation programs are available through a variety of levels, types, and pathways including undergraduate and post-baccalaureate, and with student teaching, internship, or job-embedded clinical practice. The requirements for educator preparation provider (EPP) eligibility and the approval of educator preparation programs are set by the State Board of Education (SBE) as outlined in Educator Preparation Policy 5.504 and rule Chapter 0520-02-04

Individuals interested in finding a Tennessee approved provider or program may search the approved preparation providers/programs.

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