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Teach Tennessee

Teach Tennessee - What you know can make a difference

Make your dreams of a teaching career come true with Teach Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Education created Teach Tennessee as a licensure program that streamlines the process to become a teacher. With this program, working professionals and recent college graduates can turn their college degrees and professional work experience into a rewarding teaching career in the high-need subject areas of math, science or foreign language.

Teach Tennessee began in 2005 with the goal of creating an effective entry-point for mid-career professionals with math and science expertise to join the teaching profession. It is designed to get teachers in the classroom in hard-to-fill areas of math, science and foreign language for Tennessee’s middle and high school grades 7-12. The Teach Tennessee program seeks individual who are dedicated, motivated and have a desire to help students in Tennessee prepare for college or careers.

Since the program inception, over 300 fellows have received their Tennessee teacher’s license and we maintain an 83% retention rate. By making the transition process quicker and more manageable, experts in fields such as biology, chemistry, physics and engineering are finding a more rewarding and fulfilling career in education.

Application Requirements

At this time, we are not accepting applications for the 2014 cohort.

If you would like to be contacted when we resume recruitment, please complete the form below or email

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