TPAI: District Salary Advancement / State License Renewal


District Salary Advancement: Yes

You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help Tennessee teachers with salary advancement.

*Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.

State License Renewal: Yes

The following information is from the Tennessee Department of Education.

Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support Tennessee teachers.

Renewing a Professional License

To renew a professional license, an educator must:

Submit 60 professional development points (PDPs).

To earn PDPs, an activity must be related to improving educator effectiveness by:

  1. Developing content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, or pedagogical content knowledge;
  2. Enhancing educator effectiveness (e.g., world language courses for those working with students for whom English is a second language, or coursework that supports understanding and use of data); or 3. developing competency in student social and emotional health and well-being.

There are several acceptable PDP options, graduate coursework being one.

[For TPAI coursework 1 semester hour credit = 10 PDP’s. One 3-credit course = 30 PDP’s.][All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]

For further information, see the Tennessee Department of Education.