New Educator Prep Program - Tennessee

Achievement School District

Noble Education Initiative's (NEI) New Educator Prep Program (NEPP) is an approved Out-of-State Educator Preparation Program for the Tennessee Achievement School District & Tennessee Public Charter School Commission.

Who Can Apply?

Option 1

Candidate has a
Tennessee Permit

An individual has a BA degree with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in something other than education but has a permit to teach in TN

Prerequisites for Enrollment:
  • A completed bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Have a current TN Teaching Permit

A Candidate enrolled in NEPP could move from a Permit to a Practitioner immediately.

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Option 2

Candidate has passed
required Praxis

An individual has a BA degree with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in something other than education and has passed the required Praxis.

Prerequisites for Enrollment:
  • A completed bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Qualifying Praxis score for Endorsement Area

After enrolled in NEPP the candidate will qualify for their practitioner license

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Review the chart below for a list of required Praxis exams that DO NOT need to be taken prior to acceptance

NEPP we will support you through the process of earning your Practitioner I License. The Practitioner license is renewable for3 years but, must be applied for each year.  In order to receive a Practitioner II License, the PLT exam for your grade band is required and any reading requirements must be completed.

The partnership between NEI and Tennessee Achievement School District (ASD) enables us to offer the following endorsements:

  • Elementary Education K-5
  • Special Education / Comprehensive K-12
  • Special Education Interventionist K-8
  • Special Education Interventionist 6-12
  • Middle Grades Social Studies 6-8
  • Middle Grades ELA 6 – 8
  • Middle Grades Science 6 -8
  • Middle Grades Math 6 -8
  • English 6-12
  • Geography 6-12
  • Government 6-12
  • History 6-12
  • Mathematics 6-12
  • Biology 6-12
  • Chemistry 6-12
  • Earth Space Science 6-12
  • Physics 6-12
  • Psychology 9-12
  • Sociology 9-12
  • Spanish 6-12 or Pre K-12
  • Speech Communication 6-12
  • Visual Arts K-12
  • Physical Education K–12
  • Music (Vocal/Gen) or Music K-12

Why chose Noble Education Initiative’s New Educator Preparation Program (NEPP)?

  • Once NEPP enrollment is complete a permit can be upgrade to a practitioner’s license
  • Once NEPP enrollment is complete a candidate can be issued a practitioner's license with proof of enrollment and a passing score on the required Praxis endorsement
  • The Mentors and Coaches are trained utilizing the NEI coaching model. The model focuses on collaboration with a growth mindset in tandem with actionable feedback
  • Candidates have direct access to their Mentor and Instructional Coach
  • Assignments are practical and relevant to the candidates current teaching position
  • Modules are aligned to each states' Professional Teaching Competencies
  • Online course work is interactive including videos, articles and opportunities for reflection
Download The Tennessee NEPP Catalog


New Educator Prep 240 Tutoring Program (NEPTP) Includes:

  • Assistance is setting up a TN Compass Account
  • Support to ensure proper documents are uploaded
  • Direction in deciding which endorsement to pursue
  • Guidance in scheduling appropriate Praxis exam
  • 30 days of unlimited access to 240 TUTORING Praxis exam Series
    • - Instructional Content - A digital textbook that includes embedded concept videos
    • - Flashcards - Test understand of key vocabulary, dates, theories, and more
    • - Quizzes - Multiple choice quizzes with immediate feedback on the incorrect and correct answers