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Tennessee Admissions Standards

State/CAEP Requirements

State-level requirements CAEP requirements
GPA requirement 2.75 individual minimum 3.0 cohort average
Test requirement A basic skills test

Teacher preparation programs can exempt candidates who demonstrate equivalent performance on the SAT or ACT.
Cohort average score on a nationally-normed test in the top 50th percentile

Citation

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Tennessee Educator Preparation Policy : https://tn.gov/assets/entities/education/attachments/epp_policy.pdf
Tennessee State Board of Education Rule 0520-2-4-.01(13)

Tennessee Programs

Click below to see analyses of program-level compliance with GPA and/or testing requirements, as well as program responses to these findings.

Middle Tennessee State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
1070.0 (SAT)
22.0 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

Middle Tennessee State University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

University of Memphis

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5
1015.0 (SAT)
22.0 (ACT)
No N/A N/A Possible Yes Possible

Tennessee Technological University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
1100.0 (SAT)
24.0 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

Tennessee Technological University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Austin Peay State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
955.0 (SAT)
21.5 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

Austin Peay State University noted that it requires an ACT of 22 or an SAT of 1020 for admission to teacher education. The institution also added that its most recently reported average GPA was 3.52 and its average ACT was 22.6.

Vanderbilt University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
1505.0 (SAT)
33.0 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes

Trevecca Nazarene University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0
1050.0 (SAT)
23.0 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes

East Tennessee State University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
1035.0 (SAT)
22.0 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

East Tennessee State University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Lipscomb University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
1144.0 (SAT)
26.0 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Program Response

Lipscomb University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Lee University

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
1000.0 (SAT)
24.0 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes

University of Tennessee - Martin

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Program-level GPA requirement University-level mean SAT or ACT score Program meets the state's… Program meets CAEP's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75
No data available (SAT)
22.5 (ACT)
Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes