Practitioner License (Traditional) (TN)

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Practitioner License (Traditional) (TN)

Description
The Practitioner License is the first license issued to applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree, are enrolled in or have completed a preparation program approved by the State Board of Education, and have verified content knowledge. The Practitioner License may be renewed once.
License Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Tennessee
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing
Contact Phone: 615-532-4885
Contact Email: Education.Licensing@tn.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.tn.gov/education/section/licensing

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
Student Teaching Okay.

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Notes:
ACTFL OPI and WPT only for Arabic, Greek, Japanese, Russian

See attached “TN World Language Standards”

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Institution
Form at: http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/education/attachments/ed2331_lic_ad.pdf

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
The Practitioner License is renewable only once.

Notes:
Application must be made by an education preparation institution on behalf of the candidate.
All persons wishing to enter approved teacher training programs in Tennessee shall be required to submit to a criminal history background check. Contact the teacher program for information and pricing.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:43:02 PM


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