Administrator Licensure

Administrator Licensure
Office of Teacher Education

Applying for an Administrator's License

The application paperwork for an Administrator’s License must be submitted by the University.

  • The Office of Teacher Education processes this paperwork for students completing the Instructional Leadership License (ILLA or ILLB) program at Tennessee Tech. 
  • The application process should be started and completed during the last semester in the program.

The Application Process

  • Complete and submit the Teaching License Application (CLICK HERE)

    • Enter your information as you want it to appear on your Tennessee Teaching License.
    • Before submitting, review and make sure your information is correct (correct capitalization, abbreviations and punctuation).
    • After your information is submitted the TTU Office of Teacher Education will process your submission.
    • An application and transcript request form will be generated using the information you submitted and returned by to you by email.
    • This is not an automated process. Our goal is to return your application within 2 working days. Please keep in mind during peak times (such as the end of the semester) this 2-day turnaround may not be possible.
    • Read the email from our office (including the attachments) carefully in order to complete the application process. 
      • The email attachments must be completed, printed, signed and returned to the TTU Office of Teacher Education.
  • Applying students must submit a completed:
    • Experience Verification Form (PDF) with their application (see link above), and a transcript request form (sent to you by the Office of Teacher Education in your email attachments).

Forms & Praxis Scores

  • The TTU Office of Teacher Education must have original forms to submit your license application to the Tennessee Department of Education (TNDE). Fax and/or email copies will not be accepted.
  • An official copy of your Praxis scores must be on file at Tennessee Tech University before your application paperwork is submitted.
  • Applications cannot be processed until all grades and degrees are posted.
  • Once the semester ends, students should allow a minimum of 4 weeks for applications to be submitted to the TNDE.

NOTICE: Licensure Update

  • On September 1, 2011 the Beginning Administrator’s License (BAL) was replaced by the Instructional Leadership License (ILL-A or ILL-B).
  • After December 1, 2011 the Tennessee Department of Education no longer accepts applications for the former BAL license.
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