Literacy in Educator Preparation

In July 2021, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted foundational literacy skills standards, for use by Educator Preparation Providers (EPP) for instruction of candidates seeking a license to teach students in Kindergarten through grade three (K-3) and for those seeking an instructional leader license. The Tennessee Literacy Success Act requires all EPPs to provide training on reading instruction focused primarily on the foundational literacy skills standards by August 1, 2022. Literacy and Specialty Area Standards policy 5.505

Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, and Instructional Leader Resources

2021 Literacy Standards Comparison Tables and Module Alignment

EPP Innovation Modules