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Tennessee | Online Teacher Certification


iteachTENNESSEE is an online alternative teacher certification program that offers an affordable and flexible path to becoming a teacher!.

Currently approved in Clarksville-Montgomery, Wilson & Shelby counties – with more coming soon!

Free to Apply. $99 to Enroll!

Apply Today!

Online Teacher Certification Program

Each state has unique requirements for teacher certification. At iteach, we assist our students in meeting the requirements for their state and prepare them to excel in the classroom.

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.

How Our Teacher Certification Process Works

Every student needs a great teacher. You can be that great teacher, and we can help. Apply for free and within a few weeks from enrollment, you can be in the classroom teaching.


Having an undergraduate degree with a 2.5 GPA, an identified content area, and pass an introductory course, you can enroll into iteach.


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.

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 us 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.

If you are interested in teaching, this course is a great way to explore the field and decide if a career as a teacher is right for you. Work on this overview course while you prepare your online application. 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.

To start the iteach overview course and begin your application for the iteach Teacher Certification program, at no cost. You will gain immediate access to your first training course.

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.

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:

Middle School Subjects

  • Science (6th – 8th)
  • English/Language Arts (6th – 8th)

Secondary Subjects

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Spanish

Special Education

PK-12 English Language Learners

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.

Pick Your
Payment Plan! 

Choose the plan that’s right for you!

iteach brings you more value We have partnered with 240 Tutoring ($480 Value) and the Teaching Channel ($120 value) so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification! (Not available with the deferred plan.)

Monthly Plan

$4,000total cost

Application Fee $0
Enrollment Fee $99
Monthly Enrolled (not hired) $99
240 + Teaching Channel $0
Deferred Plan

$4,500total cost

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

University & Education Partners

iteach has partnered with universities and other organizations to bring more value to our students. Click on the logos to learn more about Chaminade University, Grand Canyon University, and American College of Education.

Nationally Accredited Teacher Certification

iteach is a nationally accredited teacher preparation program. Click here to learn more about our accreditation.