Tennessee Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

Out-of-state teachers who wish to teach in Tennessee will need to complete an Out-of-State Certification application as well as supply additional material such as your current, valid teaching credential. The state of Tennessee has signed both the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement as well as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education which covers all states. For more information about the process of becoming a certified teacher in Tennessee, explore the Tennessee Department of Education website, or call the Office of Teacher Licensing at (615) 532-4885.

The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Tennessee.

Alabama Indiana Nevada South Carolina
Arizona Kansas New Hampshire South Dakota
Arkansas Kentucky New Jersey Texas
California Louisiana New Mexico Utah
Colorado Maine New York Vermont
Connecticut Maryland North Carolina Virginia
Delaware Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia
Georgia Mississippi Oklahoma Wisconsin
Hawaii Missouri Oregon Wyoming
Idaho Montana Pennsylvania  
Illinois Nebraska Rhode Island