Your success in becoming a highly effective teacher is our goal. From your approval as a teacher candidate through your student teaching experience and beyond, we’re here for you.
As the connection between your chosen academic specialty and TSU’s teacher education program, you can count on the Office of Teacher Education and Student Services to maintain your records and keep you informed of requirements to meet licensure and retention standards. Depend on us to collaborate with you to find suitable pre-service field experiences in the Nashville metro area, Sumner County, and elsewhere to provide relevant school-based experiences and clinical practice.
Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP)
Requirements for admission to the TEP include:
Minimum GPA - 2.75 Cum
Pass PRAXIS I, ACT, or SAT
(ACT 22; SAT - 1020; PPST Reading - 174, PPST Math - 173,
PPST Writing - 173)
Clear TBI/FBI Security Clearance
Documents for TEP Admission
Admission to Residency II
Requirements for admission to the Residency II include:
Completion of Residency I
Minimum GPA - 2.75 Cum
Pass required PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) and the necessary examinations for your certification area
TN Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas
Documents for Residency II
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News & Announcements
March 25, 2013 - Admission to Teaching Education (Fall 2013) due.
January 31, 2013 - Admissions to Student Teaching Application (Fall 2013) due.
January 17, 2013 - Spring student teaching orientation
October 29, 2012 - Admissions to Teacher Education applications due.
October 23, 2012 - PRAXIS II scores due for consideration into Residency II
Office of Teacher Education &
112 Clay Hall
3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard, Box 9533
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Number: (615) 963- 5459
Office Hours: Monday through Friday
8am to 1pm and 2pm to 4:30pm
Teacher Education Staff
William Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Teacher Education
Office: 112A Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5467
Dianne Bryant, Ed.D.
Office: 112C Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5484
Mrs. Tenisha Odom
Field Placement Coordinator
Office: 112 Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5459