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Employment & Licensing

Tennessee’s educators provide an invaluable service, ensuring students engage with and understand critical information taught in classrooms each school day. The department works to cultivate highly effective teachers in schools across the state. - In order to place outstanding educators in Tennessee school districts, the Tennessee Department of Education has partnered with

The Office of Teacher Licensing oversees requirements for licensed educators in the state of Tennessee, including applications for new licenses and an online system for teachers and administrators to update their licenses. The office also runs an online teacher lookup.

Tennessee has several programs to help professionals interested in starting their teaching career. Tennesseans with career expertise can transition into math, science or foreign language teaching jobs through the Teach TN program. There are also opportunities for military personnel to become educators through Troops to Teachers.