TN Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Elementary Education Certification Available:  Elementary Education K-5

Exams Requirements: 


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

Required Content Exams: 
1. Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

(OR, Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge if passed by 8/31/2019 and you apply for licensure by 8/31/2024;

OR if passed by 8/31/14 and you apply for licensure by 8/31/2019: Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge)


Required Pedagogy Exams:

1. Praxis 5203, Teaching Reading: Elementary


2. Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Elementary K-6


Note: Effective 10/1/2016, if you completed edTPA during the demonstration teaching portion of your WGU teacher preparation program, then you do not need to pass Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Elementary K-6. If you did not complete edTPA, then you will need to pass Praxis 5622 to be eligible for licensure recommendation in Tennessee.


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 Teaching License

Tennessee Teaching Performance Assessment




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