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Tennessee Alternative Teacher Certification


iteachTENNESSEE has created a simple plan to get you certified to teach, just APPLY. TRAIN & TEACH!

Free to Apply. $99 to Enroll!

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Online Teacher Certification Program

We understand that you are busy, and traditional teacher certification can be expensive, so iteach created an alternative teaching certification program that allows you to complete your coursework on your own schedule at an affordable price. Our accredited program has certified over 15,000 teachers and prepared them for the classroom. You could be next!


Candidates need an undergraduate degree with a graduating GPA of 2.75 or 3.00 GPA in the last 60 hours, an identified content area, and pass an introductory course, you can enroll into iteachTENNESSEE.


Work at your own pace, via our online coursework and pass your content area test so you can be eligible for hire.


Teach for one year with full pay and benefits. Upon Successful completion of all program requirements you are issued your standard teaching certificate.

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Who Can Do It

If you have a bachelor’s degree and a passion for teaching, alternative teacher certification may be for you.

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Flexible Approach

iteach’s innovative online format allows you to complete coursework anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.


Candidates can defer payment for the program until after completion and start paying when they are hired as a teacher. Getting started is simple and affordable.

Ready to Get Started?

Begin your overview course for iteachTENNESSEE now while you investigate teaching and prepare your application. When you are ready to enroll, email your official transcripts to and complete TEPC 5000.

Within 3 days you will be notified of your acceptance into the program. Once accepted you can enroll in the instructional courses immediately. The full breakdown of the teacher certification process is in the tabs on the right.

Start the Teacher Certification Process

Begin working on our “Professional Learning and the Path to Certification,” TEPC 5000, course while you assemble your application. This is the first step in the teacher certification process.

Anyone can complete our first course, which provides an in-depth overview of teacher certification and includes a host of additional resources for prospective teachers.

Our online courses are designed to prepare anyone to be an excellent teacher. They are self-paced, do not require scheduled class meetings, and you can get started today.

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What can I teach with my content area?

We are actively adding district MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) to help more candidates interested in teaching – please contact us to have your district added.

Which certification area is needed for my teaching subject?

Please refer to the ETS Praxis test overview for Tennessee at

to identify the Praxis II, content test, that you will be required to take and pass for state licensure.

Training with iteachTENNESSEE begins immediately when submitting an application and starting the overview course, TEPC 5000.

Once you enroll, complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace.

TEPC 5100 – Learning Environments
TEPC 5200 – Learner Development
TEPC 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
TEPC 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
TEPC 5500 – Learner Differences and Special Needs
TEPC  5600 – Diverse Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual

Within the iteachTENNESSEE course curriculum, educators will demonstrate the ability to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction (TEPC 5300 – Planning for Instruction and Assessment, TEPC 5400 – Literacy, 21st Century Instruction, and Pedagogical Content Knowledge).


You will complete a one-year (two semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.


You must secure your own internship position through the district application/interview process.

Once hired the Intent to Hire form is submitted to the iteachTENNESSEE office. It is at that time that your Personal Payment Plan will begin.

Additionally, your district will begin the induction/mentoring process with an identified district mentor.

What certification areas does iteachTENNESSEE offer?

iteachTENNESSEE has the ability to certify in many areas. A subset is listed below – contact us about your area of interest and location as each district MOU has different hiring practices:

Subject Grade Levels Bradley Clarksville-Montgomery Shelby Sumner Wilson TN Charter Commission
Agriculture 6-12 x x x x x
American Sign Language PreK-12 x x x x
Biology 6-12 x x x x x x
Business Education 6-12 x x x x
Career and Technology – Trades 6-12 x
Chemistry 6-12 x x x x x x
Chinese 6-12 x x x x
Dance/under PE K-12 x x x x
Elementary K-5 x x x x x
English 6-8 x x x
English 6-12 x x x x x x
English as a Second Language PreK-12 x x x x
Family and Consumer Science 6-12 x x x x x
French PreK-12 x x x x
German PreK-12 x
Health and Wellness K-12 x x x x
History 6-12 x x x
Japanese PreK-12 x x x x
Latin PreK-12 x x x
Marketing Education 6-12 x x x x
Mathematics 6-8 x x x x x x
Mathematics 6-12 x x x x x x
Physics 6-12 x x x x x
Physical E ducation K-12 x x x x
Physics 6-12 x x x x
Science 6-8 x x x x x x
Social Studies 6-8 x x x x x x
Spanish PreK-12 x x x x x
Special Education K-8, 6-12, PreK-3 x x x x x x
Technology 6-12 Individual Review x x x x
Theatre K-12 x x x x
Visual Art K-12 x x x x
Vocal/General Music K-12 x x x x

Free to Apply. $99 to Enroll.

iteachTENNESSEE has two payment options to fit your budget. Our $99 monthly plan and our $250 deferred payment plan.

How does it work?

It’s simple, pick your plan, and when you get hired, you pay your remaining balance in 8-10 equal monthly payments..

Monthly Payment Option

$4,000total cost

Application Fee $0
Enrollment Fee $99
Monthly While Enrolled $99
Deferred Plan

$4500total cost

Application Fee $0
Enrollment Fee $250
Monthly While Enrolled $0

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