Tennessee MAT Secondary English Exam Requirements

In Tennessee, this program leads to a license in English 6-12

Exam Requirements for Tennessee Certification:

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


1) Praxis 5038 English Language Arts Content Knowledge
You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. 
This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

Pedagogy Exam for Tennessee Certification:

2) Praxis 5624 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12


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 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12. If you did not complete edTPA, then you must pass Praxis 5624 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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