Office of Teacher Education


Spring 2022

2021 - 2022 Year-Long Clinical Residency Handbook

Accepting applications for Spring 2022 due March 30, 2022:

Undergraduate / Graduate Admissions Application (interview required)

Graduate Student Teaching Application (interview required) Fall 2022

Undergraduate Intent to Enter into Residency I (Undergraduate Fall 2022) (no interview required)


Pre-Residency / Observations (Instructors):

Pre-Residency Students (submitted to Instructor) - Course Roster & Background Check Required (submit copy of payment reciept, TBI Waiver & Privacy Act Forms) Contact Mrs. Linda Fair 

Observations for Courses (submitted by Instructor)- Course Roster & Background Check Required (submit copy of payment reciept, TBI Waiver & Privacy Act Forms) Contact Mrs. Linda Fair 


Undergraduate Admissions Application:  "Please be reminded that an *ACT score of 21, or *SAT combined score of 1080, and a passing score on the **Praxis CORE is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program.
*Required to submit copy of ACT or SAT score results weather used for admissions or not with Admissions Packet.
**If Praxis is required due to not meeting the ACT or SAT required score please submit PDF copy of score report with Admission Packet.

Graduate Admissions Application:  Please be reminded that MAT  passing score and all additional requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program

Effective January 1, 2022 edTPA required score 40 will remain til 2023 the score will be 42

****Deadline to submit complete packet and forms PDF Format by March 30, 2022
via email: ****

For more detailed information please contact the TESS Office directly 615-963-5459


edTPA Updates and Guidance

SCALE and Pearson have released a number of updates to the website, including the following guidance pages and documents:
  • edTPA 2021-22 Submission and Score Reporting Schedule - Includes two additional submission and reporting dates.
  • Subject-Specific Considerations for Completing edTPA in a Virtual Learning Environment - Provides subject-specific considerations for candidates with approved alternate arrangements in virtual learning environments.
  • edTPA Registrations Extended to Candidates - Teacher candidates have 18 months to prepare and submit a finalized portfolio from the date of edTPA registration, for both initial submissions and retakes. To provide additional support to teacher candidates impacted by COVID-19, on April 6, 2020 all registrations were extended to expire on December 5, 2021. The extension was applied to all open registrations (e.g., initial submissions and retakes) without the need for candidates to contact Pearson.


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