Transitional Licensure Process

Candidates seeking admission to ETSU's Transitional Licensure Program must submit documentation for ALL of the following before being accepted:

1. A copy of the signed Application For Transitional License, including a complete set of all college transcripts, showing intent to hire by a Local Education Agency (LEA) with whom we have a partnership agreement.

2. One of the following:

  1. An academic major in the endorsement area in which licensure is sought.
  2. Qualifying Praxis II content exam(s) for the endorsement area in which licensure is sought. See attachment. Also, go to www.ets.org/praxis and link to Tennessee Requirements. Registration information and list of testing sites (including ETSU Testing Center) are available on the website.

3. Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of no less than 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

4. Qualifying scores for one of the following:

  1. Qualifying Praxis I scores for all three tests: Reading, Writing and Mathematics. (Manual or Computerized testing is available. Go to www.ets.org/praxis and link to Tennessee Requirements. Registration information and list of testing sites (including the ETSU Testing Center) are available at the website.

  2. Exemption from Praxis I by documenting a minimum ACT Composite Score of 22 OR a combined Math/Verbal Score on the SAT of no less than 1020.

Submit documentation for the above in a single packet addressed to:

Dr. Angela Radford Lewis,
Associate Dean Transitional Licensure Program Coordinator
Box 70685, Clemmer College of Education
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City TN 37614