Office of Teacher Education
College of Education | Tennessee Tech University

Welcome to the Office of Teacher Education

To become a teacher in the state of Tennessee you must complete a licensure program at an approved college or university and then be licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education. The state approves programs and sets requirements for Tennessee institutions approved to offer teacher preparation programs. 

The Office of Teacher Education (OTE) at Tennessee Tech University offers a range of accredited programs for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing teaching degrees and licensure, plus additional endorsement opportunities for currently licensed educators.

The Office of Teacher Education is the gateway to programs and resources for preparing students to achieve their initial teaching license in variety of K-12 school subjects. Post-baccalaureate students may also pursue licensure with or without an advanced degree.

We are dedicated to the development and training of qualified teaching professionals to inspire and educate future generations. We serve College of Education students and licensed teachers as they pursue their education and career goals.

Do you want to be a teacher? Learn more about our programs...

If you are interested in becoming a teacher we encourage you to click on "Programs of Study" to review the programs offered by Tennessee Tech University. Please go to "Field and Clinical Practice" to review what school-based experiences you will have as a licensure candidate. Please refer to the Benchmarks for Residency or the Benchmarks for Student Teaching for information regarding requirements and deadlines.


-For more information regarding Programs of Study, please click here.

-For Deadlines and more information regarding Admission to the Teacher Education Program, please click here.

-For Deadlines and more information regarding Field and Clinical Practices, please click here.



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