TESS Applications

Teacher Education Program Applications, Forms and and Links:

****NOTE:           Update for Spring 2021 Admissions Requirement:

"Please be reminded that an ACT score of 21, an SAT combined score of 1080, or a passing score on the Praxis CORE is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Due to COVID-19, the test requirement may be temporarily waived for conditional admission.  However, applicants must receive required scores within the first semester of enrollment in the Teacher Education Program, or applicant (student) will not be able to advance to the next semester."


Deadline Dates for submission of Applications and Documents:

Fall Semester:  October 30th
Spring Semester:  March 30th
Summer Semester: June 30th

All documents must be submitted via email in PDF Format to teachercertification@tnstate.edu  include applicants contact information and T# for any additional questions.

Electronic Documents require the latest version of Adobe.  Install application platform and restart computer after installation. If applicant continues to have issues please contact the TESS Office via email with a screen shot of issue.  Provide contact information in email.

Undergraduate Applications and Forms

Undergraduate Applications:


Undergraduate Forms and Links:

Graduate Forms and Applications:


Other Forms:

Undergraduate Admissions Disposition Form

Student Teaching Disposition For m 

Professional Dispositions Expected of All Teacher Candidates

Core Appeal Application Form  

Disclosure Statement of Licensure  Reciprocity  

Consent Student Release Form (edTPA Film of Students Permission)

Field Experience Request Form (All Field Experience Course Instructors Complete each semester - attach classlist)  

Self-Placement Field Observation Form (Graduate Students Only)



College of Education

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