School PD Requirements in Tennessee

What professional development requirements does a school in Tennessee need to meet?

The development of a comprehensive in-service plan is a significant educational endeavor for each local school system. A minimum of five (5) days of planned in-service education, each of which shall be equivalent to not less than six hours of activities, shall be developed. All five of these days shall be identified in the annual school calendar. In-service credit shall not be allowed for participation in activities which are scheduled during regular teaching days or at any time for which participants are being paid for other than in-service reasons.

Workshops and professional organization sponsored activities are approved activities for in-service days.

What are the Professional Development Standards in Tennessee?

ConnectedPD online PD courses are designed to align with Tennessee’s Professional Learning Standards.

How do I get free clock hours for teachers in my school?

TN schools can enroll their teachers in Keeping Kids Safe, a free clock hour class. This free online PD course is a great introduction to recognizing and preventing human trafficking for educators.

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How do I contact the TN Department of Education?
Contact the Tennessee Department of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-4885


Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Tennessee listed on this page are current as of August 26th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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