Adding a Degree or Endorsement

Adding a Degree or Endorsement
Office of Teacher Education

Adding an Advanced Degree

Advanced Degree applications may be submitted directly to the Tennessee Department of Education.

  • Students should request a "Student Official Transcript" be sent to them from the Tennessee Tech University Records Office. 
  • Complete the 1-page application found at the Tennessee Department of Education website.
  • Submit the transcript and 1-page application as a packet to the Tennessee Department of Education.
    • Additional information regarding adding an Advanced Degree is also available at the Department of Education website.

Adding an Endorsement to Your Current Teaching License

  • Endorsements being added by test only may be submitted directly to the Tennessee Department of Education. Additional information is available on the Tennessee Department of Education website.
  • Students who have completed coursework to add an endorsement must submit their application paperwork through the university where the coursework/additional endorsement program was completed.

License/Endorsement Application Process at Tennessee Tech

  • Begin the process by submitting your information through the online form (see link to form on the right side of this page).
    • Enter your information as you want it to appear on your Tennessee Teaching License. 
    • NOTE: Before submitting make sure your information is correct and you have used correct capitalization, abbreviations and punctuation.
  • After your information is submitted, the TTU Office of Teacher Education will process your application. 
  • An application and transcript request form will be generated using the information you submitted and returned by to you by email. 
    • NOTE: This is not an automated process. Our goal is to return your application within 2 business days. Please keep in mind that during peak times, such as the end of the semester, the 2-day turnaround time may not be possible.
  • Carefully read the email with the attachments to complete the application process. 
    • The email attachments must be completed, printed, signed and returned to the TTU Office of Teacher Education.

Required Forms & Application Processing for Additional Endorsement

  • The Office of Teacher Education must have original forms to submit your license. Fax/email copies will not be accepted.
  • An official copy of your Praxis scores must be on file at Tennessee Technological University before your application paperwork is submitted to the Tennessee Department of Education.
  • Applications cannot be processed until all grades are posted. Once the semester ends, students should allow a minimum of 4 weeks for applications to be submitted to the Tennessee Department of Education.
  • Applications not waiting for grades to be posted or the end of the semester should allow a minimum of 2 weeks for applications to be submitted to the Tennessee Department of Education.
  • Tennessee Department of Education has information regarding their processing time, Highly Qualified Status, and printing of applications on their webpage (CLICK HERE).
    • Highly Qualified Status is submitted or updated by a school system, not the University.
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