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.


(Please 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
2) WGU Required Exam: Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision
Please see the WGU Praxis Program / Graduation Requirements for more information.

NOTE: Both the SLLA 6011 and Praxis 5411 are required for graduation and to receive a license recommendation from WGU.

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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