Job-Embedded Practitioner License

The State of Tennessee has requirements in place for teachers obtaining a job-embedded practitioner license. For basic information on Tennessee licensure, visit the TN DOE website here.

For more detailed information, read the state licensure policies. Page 13 of the educator prep policy contains specific information related to job-embedded requirements.
Educator Licensure Policy
Educator Preparation Policy

Here is a synopsis of basic requirements. (NOTE: The following list does NOT replace the official policy.)

  1. Take the required Praxis assessment(s).
  2. Make adequate progress toward your program of study through your university. Make sure you know the minimum requirements needed in order to have your license renewed. This is between you and your university.
  3. For each year you have the Practitioner License, you must have a year of successful teaching.
  4. You will receive 100 hours of mentoring in the first year, with 50 hours for the second and third years you have the license.

NOTE: The mentoring requirement is a stipulation of your license renewal per the Tennessee State Board of Education.The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System provides mentoring to help you meet this requirement.

The PRIDE Mentoring Program
The PRIDE Mentoring Program is a comprehensive approach to supporting new teachers. The PRIDE program involves both district personnel and faculty members at each school.

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ASCD, defines mentoring in its education topics as follows:

Mentoring is when a role model, or mentor, offers support to another person. A mentor has knowledge and experience in an area and shares it with the person being mentored. For example, an experienced teacher might mentor a student teacher or beginning teacher.

Based on this definition and our district philosophy of comprehensive support, we have 7 categories of professionals who provide mentoring support for our new teachers.

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Mentoring Log

Download a copy of the Mentoring Log. Use this form to keep track of the mentoring activities you complete outside of the work you do with your assigned contracted PRIDE mentor and classes you register for via PLAN.


This is additional information to help you understand what you can log as mentoring hours: