TN Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Educational Leadership Certification Available: Instructional Leader License (ILL)
Tennessee has the following requirements for applicants for initial licensure as a school principal:

1. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a school principal preparation program at a regionally accredited university that is approved to lead to a school principal certificate in the home-state of the program.

2. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: At least three years (minimum of 25 months) of qualifying full-time education working experience. 

 

3. PRACTICUM REQUIREMENT: WGU requires Educational Leadership candidates to complete a practicum in accordance with the hour requirements listed here.

4. EXAM REQUIREMENTS:

Note: Applicants must have passed the required exams within five years prior to the date they apply for licensure.

 

Pass the following two exams:
1) Tennessee Required Exam: SLLA 6011.

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure.


2) WGU Program Requirement:  Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in Tennessee. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.



Visit these links for more important information:


General Information About Licensing in Tennessee 
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Tennessee Administrator License


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Article Number: 20177, 1868

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