Office of Teacher Licensure

Welcome to the MTSU Office of Teacher Licensure

Our office is located in the College of Education Building (COE on the Campus Map). We are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30

Initial Licensure Candidates

Undergraduate Students

If you are an undergraduate student, you will be advised by a faculty member in the major leading to the license you seek. Those seeking licensure in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education can find detailed information about your program through the Department of Elementary and Special Education. If you are an undergraduate student who is working toward a license for a subject area in secondary education, you will be advised by both a faculty member in your major subject and a faculty member in the secondary education minor. For information about the secondary education minor, contact the Womack Family Educational Leadership Department.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

If you have already obtained a bachelor's degree and would like to pursue a teacher licensure program at Middle Tennessee State University as a post-baccalaureate student, you will need to submit a Request for Transcript Analysis form and all transcripts of previous coursework to the MTSU Office of Teacher Licensure. After your materials are reviewed, you will be issued a Program of Study detailing any remaining coursework to be completed to satisfy licensure requirements. Options exist for completing these requirements through either undergraduate coursework or as part of a graduate degree program. 

For a current listing of licensure areas offered at MTSU, check the Tennessee Department of Education Office of Teacher Licensing - Educator Preparation website at the Tennessee Department of Education. Please note that as a part of licensure requirements, candidates must submit passing scores on the Praxis II exams specified for Tennessee.

Job-Embedded Practitioner License

MTSU, in conjunction with TN school districts, participates in Tennessee's Job-Embedded Practitioner license program. Please read carefully the MTSU Job-Embedded Clinical Practice Program Requirements. This program is a separate and distinct path to licensure with different requirements from our regular licensure path. Entry into the program is contingent on a conferred degree and an offer of employment as a teacher of record for a school district. Once offered employment, complete the Request for Transcript Analysis Job-Embedded Practitioner License form and theTennessee Department of Education Affirmation form. Send the request form, transcripts, Affirmation Form, and Intent to Hire letter from the school district to the indicated address below. For further information, contact Ms. Flora McCullough (

Additional Endorsements

Once an individual has received an initial license, he/she can add endorsements for other subjects to the license. Individuals who would like to add endorsements may submit a Request for Transcript Analysis form and supporting materials to our office as described above. Some endorsements may be added to an initial licenses by a test-only option. Please refer to the Tennessee Department of Education Office of Teacher Licensing - Add an Endorsement for endorsements that may be added by submitting documentation of having passed the appropriate Praxis II Content exam(s).


Applying for a License

If you are applying for a license, please complete and submit the Preliminary Application for Tennessee Teaching Licensure along with official transcripts and all applicable Praxis scores. If you have additional questions, please contact the following Licensure Analysts:

Ms. Flora McCullough 
(615) 904-8001

Mailing Address:
Middle Tennessee State University
Office of Teacher Licensure
P. O. Box 14 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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