School Library Connection


Contact Information

Office of Teacher Licensing
Tennessee Department of Education
6th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0377

Phone: (615) 741-2731

Tennessee Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, a passing score is 146.

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Praxis II, Principles of Learning and Teaching

Description: Prospective school library information specialists will complete studies in library science.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

Educators applying from out-of-state will apply for a practitioner license. The practitioner license has a three-year validity period and is renewable one time. Educators applying from out-of-state must meet the following criteria:

To demonstrate evidence of successful completion of an out-of-state program, the applicant must submit:

Reciprocity: All out-of-state educator preparation programs must meet conditions stipulated in State Board Rule 0520-02-03 – See more at: