JROTC is a course of instruction taught for academic credit in high schools by retired officers and noncommissioned officers. In public schools, students select JROTC as an elective course. In some private schools, such as military schools, enrollment in JROTC may be a mandatory part of the curriculum. Students enrolled in JROTC are referred to as cadets. They are organized into units with a cadet chain of command.
The JROTC program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.
Instructors in the JROTC program may hold a state issued JROTC teaching license. Applicants for a JROTC teaching license in Tennessee must submit to the Office of Teacher Licensing the following:
Note: No other endorsement can be added to the JROTC teaching license.
To renew a JROTC teaching license, the educator must submit to the Office of Teacher Licensing the same items as for issuance. Official transcripts reflecting any course work completed after initial issuance of license. However, the application should not be submitted until after March 1 of the expiration year.
You may check our Educator License Information web site to verify receipt of licensure information. Unless you already know your license number we suggest first using the public search option to locate your license number by only entering your first and last name as listed on the application. Click on the name, the license information will be revealed. If you already hold a license and know your license number you may use the Educator Log in option.