Office of Certification and Transcript Analysis


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The office ensures that candidates completing teacher licensure programs have met all licensure requirements. After candidates have completed all requirements, they must submit documentation to the office. The office will upload all required documents into the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) portal for review and issuance of the Practitioner license. Additionally, the office is responsible for evaluating transcripts of candidates seeking teacher licensure as a post-baccalaureate candidate in the Pre K -12 educational setting.

Pre K – 12 Licensure Areas Post-Baccalaureate Candidates Seeking Teacher Licensure Advanced Professional Licensure Programs Documents Needed for Requesting Licensure Contact Us

Pre K – 12 Licensure Areas

  • Early Childhood  Pre K – 3
  • Elementary K – 5
  • Agriculture Education 6 – 12
  • Agriscience 6 – 12
  • Biology 6 – 12
  • Chemistry 6 – 12
  • English 6 – 12
  • Government 6 – 12
  • Health and Wellness K – 12
  • History 6 – 12
  • Special Education/Interventionist K - 8
  • Mathematics 6 – 12
  • Instrumental Music K – 12
  • Vocal General Music K – 12
  • Visual Arts K – 12
  • Physical Education K - 12

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Post-Baccalaureate Candidates Seeking Teacher Licensure

The candidate must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.75 or higher on the most recently degree awarded.  A conditional admission into the licensure program is awarded if the candidate has a 3.00 GPA on the last sixty (60) hours of course work on the most recent degree.  If the candidate is eligible then a Program of Study is issued to the candidate for licensure.  If the candidate is seeking a master’s degree while obtaining licensure that candidate must present the licensure Program of Study to the master’s degree advisor so that the licensure courses will be incorporated with the master’s degree program.

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Advanced Professional Licensure Programs

In addition to Teacher Education, the office also processes recommendations for licensure to work in the PreK-12 settings in the following areas:

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Documents Needed for Requesting Licensure

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended after grades and/or degree is conferred sent electronically to 
  • Please request an official transcript be sent to Certification Officer via email  ( It will be uploaded into TN Compass to show that you are  completing coursework for licensing. Click on this link to request the official transcript: Tennessee State University Transcript Request | Parchment 
  • Praxis score (PDF) report indicating a passing score for the licensure program and also Praxis scores submitted  to the State Department of Education 8190  & Tennessee State University 1803
  • Letter or program of study to verify all program course work  requirements are completed
  • A completed Initial Teaching State License Application or if appicable Add-On License Application .

Submit all required document in PDF Format to TSU's Certification Officer via email to 

Contact Information

Dr. Dianne Bryant

Dr. Dianne Y. Bryant, Ed.D.
Office Phone:  615-963-5484

Tennessee State University
College of Education
Clay Education Building Room 107
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Box 9533
Nashville, TN  37209

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