Teacher Education Program (TEP)

To become a teacher in Tennessee you must be licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE). The TDOE approves programs and sets requirements for which Tennessee institutions can offer Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs). The University of Memphis offers a wide-variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for their initial teacher license in an array of PreK-12 school subjects.

If you have an interest in becoming a teacher, we encourage you to contact the Office of Teacher Education and Student Support Services, 901-678-2377, to schedule an appointment with someone who can assist you in obtaining your educational goals.