Is a career in teaching right for you?


Tennessee Teacher Certification


Getting Started

We are here for you through every step of the process to certification. Our research-based curriculum and high-quality supervisors will help you feel highly prepared to succeed in the classroom.

Below are the requirements for acceptance into the iteach alternative teacher certification program.

Requirements for Program Admission

Bachelor’s Degree

You must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education that is recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education.

GPA Requirement

Your undergraduate GPA must be a minimum of 2.75, OR Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of your undergrad classes.

Click here for a calculator.


Email your official transcripts to or mail official copies to PO Box 1626 Denton, TX 76202.  If you don’t have your transcripts, visit your college or university website and request transcripts from your school’s registrar.


Complete introductory course TCTN 5000


Pay your $250 enrollment fee


Acknowledge your Letter of Agreement

Apply Today

You could be the next success story.

What certification
areas does iteach

iteach in Tennessee has the ability to certify in many areas for your initial certification. A subset is listed below. Contact us about your area of interest and location as each district MOU has different hiring practices.

Click on your county below
to view a detailed list of certification areas.

  • Bedford County
  • Bradley County
  • Bledsoe County
  • Cannon County
  • Carter County
  • Cheatham County
  • Clarksville/Montgomery County
  • Cocke County
  • Coffee County
  • Collierville School District
  • Cumberland County
  • Dayton City School
  • Dekalb County Schools
  • Dyer County schools
  • Franklin County
  • Franklin Special Schools
  • Fayette County Schools
  • Fayetteville City Schools
  • Fentress County Schools
  • Germantown Municipal
School District
  • Gibson County Special School District
  • Giles County School System
  • Hamblen County Schools
  • Hardeman County Schools
  • Haywood County School System
  • Houston County Schools
  • KIPP Nashville Public Schools
  • Knox County Schools
  • Lawrence County
  • LEAD Public Schools
  • Lincoln County
  • Loudon County
  • Marshall County
  • Maury County
  • Moore County
  • Murfreesboro City Schools
  • Republic Charter Schools Content Areas
  • Roane County Schools
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Sequatchie County Schools
  • Shelby County
  • Sumner County
  • Tipton County Schools
  • TN Charter School Commission
  • Tullahoma City Schools
  • Van Buren County Schools
  • Warren County Schools
  • Williamson County
  • Wilson County
Girl confidently smiling with arms crossed

Other Requirements

  • Correspond using your personal email account
  • Access to a personal (not school) computer
  • Add to your contacts list
  • Verification of Work Authorization Status
    • If not a U.S. citizen, verification of lawful permanent residence and a copy of current Green Card must be provided at the time of application with at least two years of employment eligibility.

Outside of United states

Graduate Requirements

Graduates from a university outside the United States or its territories will need to provide:

Service Area A: Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Forecasting and Planning

Recruitment Campaigns

Licensure Programs for Paras and Subs

Access to our New Teachers Pipeline

Career Pathing Solutions

Skill Development Solutions


Service Area B: Professional Development 

Video Coaching and Self-Reflection 

Professional Development Courses 

New Teacher Programs 

Teacher Institutes 

Video Library Subscriptions 


Service Area C: Student Learning Acceleration 

Audits, Analysis and Solution Planning 

RISE Summer School Program 

Supplemental Curricula 

Teacher Coaching 

Institute Courses for Teachers 


Service Area D: Continuing Education 

Graduate-Level 1-3-Credit Courses 

Learning Pathways and Certificates 

Master’s Degree Programs 

Doctorate Degree Programs 


Service Area E: Leadership Solutions 

Strategic Planning 

Equity Consulting 

Leadership Coaching 

Custom Packages