Tennessee Teaching Certifications

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Information currently listed:

  • Journalism Teaching Endorsement: No - Many teachers who teach Journalism are usually endorsed in English 7-12. In the Tennessee listing of high school courses, one will find the following: Course Title: Journalism, Course Code: 3008, Teaching Endorsements required: 007, 407. 007 = an older version of English 7-12. 407 = the current endorsement code for English 7-12. These are the only license endorsements that have been approved to teach Journalism. So, if someone is interested in teaching Journalism in Tennessee, they would need to pursue a degree with a major in English and endorsement #407 - English 7-12.
  • Pass state assessment or certification test/s (tests needed): No
  • NCATE or National Accreditation required: No
  • Accepts candidates from states participating in the NASDTEC Interstate Contract: Tennessee DOES belong to the NASDTEC Interstate Compact (Teachers, Support Professionals, Administrators, and Vocational Educators).

Resources currently listed:

Information from:

Sarah Sharp, Sarah.Sharp@tn.gov

Vance Rugaard, Vance.Rugaard@tn.gov.