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Teacher Licensure Renewal

The Tennessee Department of Education has the following guidelines for an educator who chooses to renew by taking course work.  Academic credit at the undergraduate level must be earned in the following areas;

  • Professional education (includes early childhood education, psychology, English as a second language, special education, and gifted education)
  • Area of endorsement(s) on current license
  • Computer science/computer technology
  • Foreign language(s)  Note:  Sign language is not considered a foreign language and can only be used if the educator is endorsed in any area of Special Education

For more information go to  the Tennessee Department of Education at