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Educator Licensure & Preparation Information

The Department of Education works to issue licenses efficiently to Tennessee educators in accordance with legislative codes and state board rules and regulations and policies. The office of educator licensure and preparation is responsible for the issuance of all Tennessee educator licenses, and approval of educator preparation programs.

To apply for a new Tennessee license or take action on a current license, visit TNCompass. First-time users will need to register for an account. All licensure transactions (e.g., apply, advance, renew, etc.) must be submitted electronically through TNCompass. The department no longer accepts paper applications. To have your credentials evaluated for Tennessee licensure eligibility, please submit the desired transaction in TNCompass for review by a licensure specialist.

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Licensure Preparation FAQs

Contatct the Office of Educator Licensure and Preparation

Mailing Address:

9th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

For more information directly related to Lenoir City Schools Human Resource’s page, please click here.