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The endorsement codes listed below may be issued on a Tennessee educator license, indicating the subject and grade-span of licensure. A list of retired academic and occupational endorsement codes is available here. To determine which endorsement(s) may be used to teach a specific course, visit the Correlations of Course and Endorsement Codes page.

Endorsement Code
Endorsement Code

If the form for a desired licensure transaction is not listed below, the entire transaction must be completed in TNCompass. The forms below may be uploaded in TNCompass with the licensure transaction submission.

Initial License

Out-of-State Educator Preparation Verification (Attach completed form in TNCompass prior to submitting the licensure application.)

Out-of-State Instructional Leader Preparation Verification (Attach completed form in TNCompass prior to submitting the licensure application.)

Practitioner License - Out of Country Applicant

Adjunct Teacher

Waivers and Permits

For the District Waiver and Permit applications, please see the Appendix Section (page 41) of the Educator Licensure Operating Procedures for Districts document.  

Permit Application  

Waiver Application  

 

Occupational Education

Occupational Experience and Qualification

Occupational Teacher Checklist

Other Forms

Application for Additional Endorsement Completed Out-of-State (Form may be uploaded as part of TNCompass application.)

Candidate edTPA Hardship Verification Form

Experience Verification

 
 
 

The following documents provide additional support and guidance related to educator licensure and preparation.

Licensure

Educator Licensure Operating Procedures for Districts

Endorsement Flexibility and Additional Endorsements

Licensure Advancement Application Checklist

Licensure Renewal Application Checklist

Out-of-State Applicant Checklist

Occupational Educators

Occupational Licensure and Endorsement 101

Other Documents

For End of Course (EOC) teaching requirements, see page 8 of the Educator Licensure Operating Procedures for Districts document above.

The Educator Licensure Policy 5.502 describes the use of professional development points (PDPs) for educator licensure advancement or renewal. Once educators staffed in a Tennessee public school enter their PDPs into TNCompass, appropriate district staff approve or deny PDPs based on state guidelines. If an educator is not staffed in a Tennessee public school at the time of application, the department of education will approve or deny PDPs based on state guidelines.