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tennessee technological university

College of Education

Administrator Licensure
Office of Teacher Education

Applying for an Administrator's License

Amanda Roberts
Certification Analyst
Office of Teacher Education
College of Education
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5092
Cookeville TN 38505
Fax: 931-372-6286

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.