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Renewal of Alternative Type II Licenses

Renewal of Alternative License

To renew an alternative license, the school system must provide a recommendation in accordance with local evaluation procedures and submit verification of the teacher’s adequate progress in completion of the approved program of study offered by the institution of higher education.

Prior to the first renewal, the teacher holding the Alternative Type II License must have successfully completed the orientation component, the equivalent three semester hours of course work from the approved program of study and taken PRAXIS II content area exam, except the PLT, for the endorsement(s) sought.

The Alternative License may be renewed no more than two times.  The teacher must successfully complete the entire professional education core requirements before receiving an Apprentice License.

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Renewal of Out-of-State and On-Line Alternative License 

In order to renew an Alternative Type II License, the school system must provide a recommendation in accordance with local evaluation procedures and submit verification of the teacher’s adequate progress in completion of:

  1. The requirements of an out-of-state or on-line state approved alternative licensure program or alternative route program, or
  2. The eleven Tennessee Professional Education Core competencies; and
  3. Taken the PRAXIS II content area exam, except the PLT, for the endorsement(s) sought.

Click to download an Alternative Type II renewal applicationdownload pdf fileor call (615)532-4885 to request a form be mailed to you.

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