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.
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.
Out-of-State Educator Preparation Verification (Attach completed form in TNCompass prior to submitting the licensure application.)
Instructional Leadership License – Out-of-State Applicants (Attach completed form in TNCompass prior to submitting the licensure application.)
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.
Application for Additional Endorsement Completed Out-of-State (Form may be uploaded as part of TNCompass application.)
The following documents provide additional support and guidance related to educator licensure and preparation.
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.