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Tennessee Teacher Professional Development

Online Professional Development Courses for Teacher Re-Certification & License Renewal Requirements. Earn your PDPs here!

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Professional Development Courses For Tennessee Teachers

High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses (including graduate-level) for Tennessee Teachers. Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness, maintain your teaching license, or advance your teaching career.

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Tennessee Teacher License Renewal & Re-Certification Requirements

All Model Teaching professional development courses are acceptable for Tennessee teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Tennessee Department of Education.  All Model Teaching courses completed will include a certificate of completion documenting your hours with the information needed to submit to the Tennessee Department of Education for license renewal.

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Model Teaching offers great options for Tennessee teachers to earn clock hours for their relicensing needs. All completed courses will include a certificate of completion documenting earned hours.

Both our Professional Development, and University-Partnered Academic Credit courses do meet the requirements for Tennessee teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirements according to the Tennessee Department of Education.

Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.

Tennessee teachers first must earn a Practitioner License which is valid for 3 years and may be renewed once. In order for the Practitioner License to be renewed, educators must have completed an approved educator preparation program and submitted passing scores on all required assessments (PRAXIS, etc.). A Professional License is valid for 6 years and can be renewed by completing 60 Professional Development Points (PDPs).

To advance from a practitioner license to professional license, teachers must:

  • complete an approved educator preparation program
  • submit passing scores on required content and literacy assessments;
  • have three years of experience; and
  • have a recommendation from the director of schools or documentation of 30 professional development points (PDPs).

To Renew a Professional License you must:

  • Submit 60 professional development points

ACCEPTABLE PDPS

Tennessee allows for many different forms of PDPs, including Professional Learning (Clock hours), Continuing education (CEU credits), College/University credit and micro-credentials. You must include the course title, hours, and signature on an offical certificate. Model Teaching provides this with every course.

Professional Learning: 1 Clock Hour = 1 PDP
College/University Coursework: 1 Semester credit = 10 PDPs

Model Teaching offers professional development (clock hour) courses as well as university-partnered, academic credit courses provided through regionally-accredited university partners. Both our Professional Development, and University-Partnered Academic Credit courses do meet the requirements for Tennessee teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirements. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority. All non-academic professional development courses taken through Model Teaching will include a certificate of completion, documenting your earned credit hours.

REFERENCE: Tennessee Department of Education

While we always recommend you confirm your state or district’s license renewal requirements, we recommend choosing any of our regionally-accredited university partnered courses or course bundle packs.  These courses are in partnership with regionally-accredited universities and include an official transcript.
The most cost-effective option for teachers who need the maximum number of credits is any of our University-Partnered Bundle Packs. (See Below)

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

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  • Full access to our complete course menu! Includes Full Access to over 40 Courses worth up to 400 clock hours

  • Register For Any Hours Package, Take Any Courses Until You Use Up All of Your Hours

  • Choose from our entire suite of PD courses and work to complete as many or as few as you wish at your own pace

  • Course completion certificates provided with all completed courses

  • Great for teachers currently teaching, as well as teachers not teaching but wishing to maintain their current license

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Salary Advancement Information for Teachers

Model Teaching partners with regionally-accredited universities across the country to provide graduate-level courses to thousands of K-12 teachers and educators every year. Generally, school districts across the country provide various salary scale advancement opportunities to teachers that often includes participation in graduate-level professional development. Our university-partnered, graduate-level courses are an excellent and cost-effective way for you to earn the continuing education academic credit you need.

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All Model Teaching university partners are regionally-accredited universities who offer our courses in partnership for graduate-level, academic and/or post-bachelorette credit.  Most states and school districts allow teachers to earn this type of credit as part of advancing in the salary scale.  Please check with your district’s policies regarding continuing education for salary advancement prior to enrolling.

The most cost-effective way to earn credits is by enrolling in our build your own bundle pack package (See Here).

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

These graduate-level courses are primarily designed for salary advancement and/or certificate re-licensure.  It is the sole discretion of any university that issues the Masters Degree weather or not they may accept these credits to apply to a degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state or district’s salary advancement policies or requirements. Please check with your district for details regarding your district’s salary advancement policies before enrolling in a course.

*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Tennessee Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Tennessee teacher re-certification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education.