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Resources for Educators

Career Academic Technical Institute (CATI) Lesson Plans

Environmental Education in Tennessee ( - Primary focus is to find and fulfill every school's potential for reaching excellence in student achievement.

State Board of Education

Tennessee Board of Regents

The Teacher Center - The SREB-State Teacher Center is a student services portal connecting educational agencies and colleges and universities in the 16 SREB states.

Resources for Educator Development

Instructional Leadership (formerly Professional Development)

National Board Certification: National Board Certification is a demonstration of teaching practice as measured against rigorous standards. It is a symbol of commitment to excellence in teaching.

School Improvement Planning Transition: Tennessee schools have been involved in school improvement planning through the Tennessee School Improvement Planning Process (TSIPP). The purpose has been to assist educators in using data to prioritize performance targets for each school.

Teacher Education: The Office of Teacher Education and Accreditation is responsible for the implementation of the approval process that evaluates the professional education units in Tennessee teacher preparation colleges and universities and the state licensure programs offered by those units.

Employment Resources

NSBA - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) maintains a nationwide registry site. If you select Tennessee, job vacancies (if any) will be listed and a link to the Tennessee School Boards Association is provided.

Teach TN - The goal of this program is to create a statewide program that challenges mid-career professionals, retirees and others to teach. It is designed for those who already have a bachelor’s degree, 24 college hours in some field and would like to teach in that same content area for grades 7-12. - In order to place outstanding educators in Tennessee school districts, the Tennessee Department of Education has partnered with

Troops to Teachers - Federally funded, the purpose of TTT is to assist eligible military personnel to transition to a new career as public school teachers in “high-need” schools.

TSBA: The Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) provides job listing/resource links.