Initial Licensure

Angela Murray is the certification officer in the College of Education. She is available to assist you with teacher licensing and other school licensing application processes and related questions.

Tennessee requires college recommendation and verification for most areas of PreK-12 teaching and school service licensure. Most licensure areas require qualifying scores on specified Praxis Series examinations. The Praxis Series is a division of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Special Designated Institution Score Reports (DISR's) are needed for official verification. Examinees must instruct ETS to send a DISR to East Tennessee State University, College of Education Recipient Code 1198.  We suggest that candidates seeking Tennessee licensure also designate score reports be sent to Recipient Code 8190--Tennessee Dept. of Education.

Following are web links to forms and applications and other information regarding school licensure and endorsement:

Access Tennessee's current Praxis test requirements from the following web site:

Test requirements are subject to frequent revisions by the Tennessee Department of Education and we caution students to check for current requirements when registering for the tests and check back for possible revisions just before their scheduled test date. Our office strives to keep up with these revisions and has special information packets for our students. Please visit Education Student Services in Room 321 Warf-Pickel Bldg. and ask for Praxis II Information.

Web sites of interest to Tennessee teachers:

Contact Information:

Angela Murray
Box 70685, ETSU
Johnson City TN 37614 Telephone: (423) 439-7562