Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate (Graduate) Students

The Office of Teacher Education (OTE) facilitates the process of obtaining a teacher license and requires a separate admission process from the university.

Prior to OTE Admission, all candidates must be admitted to Tennessee Tech through the College of Graduate Studies. Please click below to apply for admission:

College of Graduate Studies Apply Now

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education candidates should begin and complete the steps below during their first enrolled semester.

Note: OTE Admission is a prerequisite to enroll in most of the courses outlined in your Program of Study.

Step 1 / Appy for Admission to Teacher Education

Apply for Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Step 2 / Complete the Background Check Process

Background Check Guide.

Complete the following forms:

Background Check Privacy Rights Form   
VECHS Background Check Waiver Agreement Form

The forms above require a physical signature.

Step 3 / Complete & Submit the Interview Request Form

Complete the Interview Request Form

Step 4 / Complete Disposition Process

Please submit the form below:

Disposition Self-Assessment & Request Form

You must list two instructors as "raters" for the Disposition; one must be an education content instructor. The PassKey to access the form is OTEDispo.


Please contact Mrs. Carrie Harris, Admission Coordinator


Phone: (931) 372-6407

Fax: (931) 372-6286

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