Tennessee State Requirements

Tennessee Teaching License Renewal

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Practitioner License

To advance from a practitioner license to a professional license, teachers must:

Professional License

To renew a professional license, an educator must:

  • submit 60 professional development points (PDPs).
    • PDPs must be accrued during the validity period of the license. 

To earn PDPs, an educator must take part in an activity to improve his or her effectiveness, such as:

  • Developing content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge or pedagogical content knowledge; or
  • Enhancing educator effectiveness (e.g., world language courses for those working with students for whom English is a second language or coursework that supports understanding and use of data)

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To obtain the requirements, the following equivalencies shall be used: 

1 graduate credit = 10 PDPs

For more information on PDPs, visit this site.


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When selecting your course, choose any of our CAEP and/or regionally accredited graduate credit university partners to gain the semester hours of credit.

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Tennessee license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Tennessee license renewal process. See the Tennessee Department of Education website for complete TN teacher relicensure information.