Office of Teacher Education
Feel called to teach?
OUR GOAL | EFFECTIVE TEACHERS
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.
CANDIDATES' PERFORMANCE ON NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
Candidates in the Teacher Education Program at TSU achieved a 100% pass rate on the Praxis exams for the 2013 -2014 Academic Year. The Praxis exams, administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification requirements by many states and professional licensing organizations. Additionally, the overall average performance of candidates taking the edTPA, a performance-based assessment administered by Pearson, was 38.73.
Effective Spring 2016 edTPA cut-score for Undergraduate and Graduate students is 37 requirement for graduation. Students who achieve an edTPA score of 50 and graduate with honors with a GPA of 3.5 are recommended for the Ready2Teach Scholar designation.
YOUR CONNECTION TO THE TEP
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 Requirements (Program & Residency)
If you need help to prepare for the PRAXIS Exam contact the Pathfinders Project
News & Announcements
Summer 2016 Admission, Residency I, and Student Teaching
Deadline: May 31, 2016 extended to July 1, 2016 by 4:00pm
Interview for Summer 2016: July 28, 2016
Please contact the TESS Office to schedule your TEP interview after submission of Application
Important Dates Summer 2016:
Teacher Education Program Interviews July 28, 2016
Summer 2016 All Applications deadline May 31, 2016 extended to July 1, 2016
Please schedule interview for Admission or Student Teaching which will be conducted July 28, 2016
Contact the TESS Office 615-963-5459
ALL Core/Praxis, MAT, GRE, TEST SCORES DUE BY AUGUST 1, 2016 NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Summer 2016 Admission Application (TSU Campus Students Only) & Schedule Interview
Summer 2016 UG Admission Application (Vol State Campus Students Only) & Schedule Interview
Summer 2016 Grad Admission Application & Schedule Interview
Summer 2016 Student Teaching Application for Fall 2016 & Schedule Interview
Intent to Enter into Residency I (Fall 2016) TSU & Vol State Students Due July 28, 2016
ALL Core/Praxis, MAT or GRE TEST SCORES DUE BY AUGUST 1, 2016
Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN
Clarksville Public Schools, Clarksville, TN
Chattanooga Public Schools Chattanooga, TN
Sumner County Schools, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Portland, TN
Washington County Public Schools, Hagerstown, MD
Academy for Urban School Leadership Chicago, IL
Warren County Public Schools, Fort Royal, VA
Tennessee State University is a partner in the Ready2Teach initiative.