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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: Pass the following two exams: