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