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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.  You can reach Teacher Licensing at (615) 532-4885.  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

The licensure policy passed by the Board is available here

Teacher Code of Ethics
Educator's Professional Standards
Educator's Responsibilities