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Teaching and Leading in Tennessee

The Praxis® tests allow Tennessee educators and educator candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. These tests are important components of Tennessee's licensure process and include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) — comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering educator preparation programs. These assessments may be used for admission to educator preparation programs and are not required for licensure.
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments — tests that measure general and subject-specific content knowledge
  • School Leadership Series — tests for school and district administrators and for other leadership roles

Learn more about teaching and leading in Tennessee.


Test Requirements In Your State

View the assessments and minimum qualifying scores for each area of licensure sought.

The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin

View the registration process, test day procedures, score reporting and more.

Ready to Take a Praxis Test?

Register online, by mail or by phone.

Tennessee Department of Education

The Tennessee Department of Education determines Tennessee’s licensure requirements, eligibility standards, Praxis passing score requirements and reciprocity agreements. The Tennessee Department of Education implements the policies set by the State Board. For more information about Tennessee's approved educator preparation programs or licensure requirements, visit their website.

Visit the Tennessee Department of Education website

Other Programs Used in Tennessee


Measures knowledge and skills in reading, writing and mathematics to assist in classroomsLearn more about Parapro

School Leadership Series

Assesses entry-level school leadership skills Learn more about SLS

ProEthica® Program

Helps educators balance caring for their students with maintaining professional distance Learn more about ProEthica