Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Tennessee


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website https://www.tn.gov/education/section/licensing
State information on reciprocity https://www.tn.gov/education/article/licensure-changes-for-out-of-state-applicants
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Tennessee is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants must submit qualifying scores for the content assessments required by the State Board of Education. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0520-02-03-.06
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? No. Except that candidates with at least three years of education work experience may be eligible to receive a Professional License once the educator has gained one year (10 months) of teaching experience in a Tennessee public or non-public school. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0520-02-03-.06
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Tennessee has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. All out-of-state candidates must meet licensure content assessment requirements, and all eligible candidates are issued an Initial License. Candidates with at least three years of education work experience may be eligible for a Professional License after the individual has taught for at least one year (10 months) in a Tennessee public or non-public school. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0520-02-03-.06
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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