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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS:
>> Please refer to the Benchmarks for Residency or the Benchmarks for Student Teaching for information regarding requirements and deadlines.
- 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.
OFFICE OF TEACHER EDUCATION NEWSLETTER:
The Office of Teacher Education Newsletter is delivered directly to TTU student email accounts during the first week of every month!
>>TO VIEW THE MOST RECENT ISSUE, PLEASE CLICK HERE!
>>TO VIEW THE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE CLICK HERE!
>> WHAT CAN BE FOUND IN THE OTE NEWSLETTER?
- Important Reminders and Deadlines
- Upcoming Events
- Testing Requirement Information
- Test Prep Information (ACT/MAT/PRAXIS CORE/PRAXIS II)
- Program Changes and Updates
- Advising Information
- Teaching Articles
- AND MUCH MORE!