Ensuring All Students Have Access to Highly Effective Teachers
The department fundamentally is committed to continuous improvement in everything that we do. Because all students deserve great teachers, we hold these same expectations of excellence for Tennessee's teachers through preparation and licensing requirements, annual evaluations based on multiple measures, professional learning and leadership opportunities, and more.
- Licensing (Applications, renewals, advancements, endorsements, etc.)
- State-Approved Educator Preparation Programs & Providers
- Teacher Evaluation (TEAM)
- Professional Development (Study Councils, TASL, TEPD, etc.)
- Recognition (Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, and Supervisor of the Year)
- Search for a teaching position