Welcome to the Eriksson College of Education Certification Page! The Eriksson College of Education offers 25 initial teaching endorsements and works with several surrounding counties to provide the Job Embedded Pathway for high need areas. We also offer pathways for additional endorsements and even a Special Education Provisional Endorsement (see below). We can assist you in many ways to help you teach in Tennessee. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931.221.6182. I look forward to assisting you.
Job Embedded Pathway
To qualify for the Job Embedded Pathway you must meet the following criterion:
1. Bachelor’s degree
2. 2.75 Cumulative GPA
3 Major in the content area in which you want to teach
Passing score on the Praxis II Content Exam
4. Intent to hire by a partnering school district (Clarksville-Montgomery County, Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Robertson, Stewart, and Sumner Counties).
Please note: Not all partnering counties hire on this type of license in all area of licensure offered by APSU. Furthermore, APSU cannot partner with you on this type of license if we do not have an initial licensure in a program. Please contact Ms. Hatcher for available options.
Special Education Provisional Endorsement
Tennessee State Policy on Provisional Special Education Endorsement
a. Provisional Special Education endorsement. Licensed educators enrolled in an additional endorsement program may add a provisional special education endorsement by submitting a recommendation from an approved educator preparation provider verifying:
i. Enrollment in a program of study for additional endorsement in the specialty area; and
ii. An assurance that the candidate will be assigned a mentor who is appropriately endorsed in the area where the candidate is seeking additional endorsement.
b. In order to transition from a provisional endorsement to a full endorsement, educators must submit passing scores on required assessments and successfully complete the program of study within three (3) years of receiving a provisional endorsement. All provisional endorsements will become inactive three (3) years after issuance.