Teacher Education Progression (TEP) Handbook and Requirements
2. Required of all initial Teacher Licensure candidates
(click the links below for more information on each item).
Undergraduate praxis requirements:
A. For undergraduate admission to the Teacher Education Progression, students must pass each of the Core Academic Skills for Educator (Core) tests before they can be admitted to the Teacher Education Progression at TEP I.
B. Prior to student teaching, undergraduate students must pass a Principles of Learning and Teaching test and all other Tests Required for Specific Areas of Licensure for the kind of teacher's license they want. Information on these tests is available from the www.ets.org under the requirements for Tennessee.
Graduate praxis requirements:
A. For graduate admission to the Teacher Education Progression, MAT candidates must be admitted to the graduate school and must submit a passing score on the Content Knowledge test for the type of teacher's license they want prior to completing 6 credit hours in the program (typically, this means that candidates admitted to the program must take and pass the Content Knowledge test in their first semester).
If after completing 6 hours, MAT candidates do not have passing content knowledge scores on file they may opt to file a change of Major to the MAE program and complete the degree without licensure; otherwise they should not enroll in further coursework until such time as they have passed the content knowledge test for the type of teacher's license they want.
B. Prior to student teaching, graduate students must submit at their TEP II interview either evidence of passing all other tests required for the type of teacher's license they want (beyond the content knowledge test passed for admission), OR evidence of their registration for all other tests prior to the end of the student teaching semester.
3. Additional information concerning Undergraduate requirements
Teacher Education Progression Phase I
Teacher Education Progression Phase II
Undergraduate Field Experiences and Student Teaching
5. Assessment system overview