Tennessee Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 45 schools)

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Tennessee Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Tennessee. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Tennessee, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


Tennessee joined the Union in 1796 and in the years since has become known the world over for its beautiful Great Smoky mountains and its role as country music Mecca. Despite its close association with country music and its rural sensibilities, most of the state’s population live in cities. Three of its school districts rank among the largest 100 districts in the nation.

Teacher Education in Tennessee

Students looking to become teachers in Tennessee have over 40 schools to choose from. Subject areas are diverse and opportunities for graduate study at all levels abound. Tennessee does not have any undergraduate credit hour requirements for subject area or specialty certification.

Teaching Careers in Tennessee

Not the highest paid in the nation, Tennessee teachers nevertheless earn a good living with the average salary ranging between $41,000 and $46,000, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state offers pay incentives and loan forgiveness programs for teachers willing to teach in shortage subjects such as math, science, and foreign languages.

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