Tennessee’s educators provide an invaluable service, ensuring students engage with and understand critical information taught in classrooms each school day. The department works to cultivate highly effective teachers in schools across the state.
Tennessee Teacher Employment Resource is a searchable jobs database of available position in pre-K through grade 12 public schools.
The Office of Teacher Licensing oversees requirements for licensed educators in the state of Tennessee, including applications for new licenses and an online system for teachers and administrators to update their licenses. The office also runs an online teacher lookup.
Tennessee has several programs to help professionals interested in starting their teaching career. Tennesseans with career expertise can transition into math, science or foreign language teaching jobs through the Teach TN program. There are also opportunities for military personnel to become educators through Troops to Teachers.