Licensure Standards

By statute, the State Board of Education establishes standards for the licensing of teachers and other educators.

The Office of Educator Licensing at the Tennessee State Department of Education can provide information about obtaining or renewing a Tennessee teaching license.

Applications for new licenses can be found here, and information regarding licensure renewal can be found here.  A searchable index of all active licenses can be found here

Rules about educator licensure and employment standards are available on the State Board’s rule page. The Educator Licensure Policy 5.502 providers further details to the rules and is available on the State Board's policy page