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Tennessee Teacher Certification

The American Board, also known as The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE), offers a flexible, affordable path to earn your teaching certificate in Tennessee. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.

*Please note: The American Board is currently a Transitional Licensure Program in the state of Tennessee. An American Board certification will allow you to work in Putnam County public schools, Tullahoma City public schools, and Crockett County public schools and in private schools across the state. The certification cannot be used as a route to teaching in public schools outside Putnam County, Tullahoma City, and Crockett County.

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Certifications Offered in Tennessee

Choose a subject below to learn more about the requirements to teach that subject:

How It Works

To use a teaching certification from the American Board in the state of Tennessee, candidates will need to complete the following steps:

1. Complete the American Board program.

2. Obtain a teaching position in a Putnam County, Tullahoma City, or Crockett County* school. The school may either be a public or charter school. The school cannot be private.

*Please note: The American Board is currently a Transitional Licensure Program in the state of Tennessee. An American Board certification will allow you to work in Putnam County public schools, Tullahoma City public schools, and Crocket County public schools and in private schools across the state. The certification cannot be used as a route to teaching in public schools outside Putnam County, Tullahoma City, or Crockett County.

Want to Know More?

Watch our Video Overview of the American Board Program to the right. Created for busy professionals to earn teaching certification without returning to school or taking on debt, our program enables you to finish in less than a year and start looking for a teaching job.

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