Licensure Standards

By statute, the State Board of Education establishes standards for the licensing of teachers and other educators. The State Board’s rules about educator licensure (0520-02-03) and employment standards (0520-02-06) are available on the State Board's rule page. Educator Licensure Policy 5.502 provides further details to the rules and is available on the State Board's policy page.

The Office of Educator Licensure & Preparation at the Tennessee Department of Education can provide information about obtaining, renewing, or advancing a Tennessee teaching license.