Online PD Courses for teachers in Tennessee (TN)
(not a Tennessee teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I keep and renew a teaching license in Tennessee?
Teachers use online professional development and continuing education courses to renew a teaching license in TN. To renew a professional license, an educator must submit 60 professional development points (PDPs). PDPs must be accrued during the validity period of the license. To advance from a practitioner license to professional license, teachers must complete 30 professional development points (PDPs).
According to the Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee teachers must take PDPs related to improving educator effectiveness by:
1. Developing content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, or pedagogical content knowledge; or
2. Enhancing educator effectiveness (e.g., world language courses for those working with students
for whom English is a second language, coursework that supports understanding and use of data).
Activities not related to improving educator effectiveness do not qualify for PDPs. This includes training activities such as sessions on blood borne pathogens and suicide prevention. While these training opportunities are highly valuable and often mandated, they do not explicitly focus on educator effectiveness.
How do I contact the TN Department of Education?
Contact the Tennessee Department of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
The information and courses listed on this page are presented as of June 1st, 2020. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know their licensing requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional development and licensing requirements. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.