Substitute Teaching

Tennessee Substitute Teacher Requirements

To gain employment as a substitute teacher in the state of Tennessee you will need a criminal background check and have your fingerprints taken, and then you will need to contact the school and school district you wish to work for to determine what that district requires of you. Follow that district’s application process. Most school districts will probably require you to have a bachelor’s degree, but check to be sure. You can find a complete listing of Tennessee school districts here. In order to attain your substitute teacher certification in Tennessee, you will need the following:shutterstock_148044401

  • High school diploma or GED, and in some districts, a Bachelor’s degree
  • Fingerprint card and background check
  • Skills Test
  • Completed application and application fees
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation