Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students

            

Certification Areas

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) offers 25 certificate areas that cover 15 subject areas and are classified into seven student age categories.* As a candidate you can opt for a generalist certificate or one that is subject-specific.

                

Art
   Early and Middle Childhood
   Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Career and Technical Education
   Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

English as a New Language
   Early and Middle Childhood
   Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Early Adolescence
   Adolescence and Young Adulthood 

Exceptional Needs Specialist
  
Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Generalist
   Early Childhood
   Middle Childhood
   Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Library Media
   Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Literacy: Reading - Language Arts
   Early and Middle Childhood
 

       

Mathematics
   Early Adolescence
   Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Music
   Early and Middle Childhood
   Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Physical Education
   Early and Middle Childhood
   Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

School Counseling
   Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Science
   Early Adolescence
   Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Social Studies - History
   Early Adolescence 
   Adolescence and Young Adulthood

World Languages Other than English
   Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood 

 

*Age Categories:
   Early & Middle Childhood (Ages 3-12)
   Early Childhood (Ages 3-9)
   Middle Childhood (Ages 7-12)
   Early Childhood through Young Adulthood (Ages 3-18+)
   Early Adolescence (Ages 11-15) 
   Adolescence and Young Adulthood (Ages 14-18+)
   Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood (Ages 11-18+)