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TASL Virtual Hybrid Induction Academy: Application Window 

The TASL Virtual Hybrid Induction Academy application process will be open from Nov. 18-25. The academy is designed to allow administrators in their first 36 months of administrative service to advance an instructional leadership license from beginner (ILL-B) to professional (ILL-P).

Principal and assistant principal academies, held in each grand division, will meet face-to-face three times over the course of one calendar year with required virtual learning modules to be completed between meetings. The new supervisor's academy will meet in the Nashville area three times over the course of one calendar year. The 2017-18 academy will be designed around problems of practice specific to individual participants with aligned professional learning.

The application for the 2017-18 academy will open here at 9 a.m. CST on Nov. 18, and remain open until COB Nov. 25. Academies will be capped at 50 participants per cohort, and priority will be given to those administrators in their third years of service. Administrators with more than three years of administrative experience should contact for information on advancement by the University Partner Path.

All newly hired administrators and supervisors are required to register with TASL.

All active administrators must complete 28 hours of TASL approved professional learning within two years of the cycle start date.  All cycles begin on July 1 of the fiscal year in which the individual assumes an administrative position.

Registration for the next cohort will occur in late 2016, and the cohort will begin the academy in winter 2017.

For more information, please see the induction Academies page of the TASL website or email  

Educators holding administrative licenses, but not employed in positions requiring TASL hours do not need to earn TASL hours.

School administrators and supervisors with fifteen or more years of administrative experience in Tennessee may apply for exemption from participation in TASL.  An application for exemption must be filed with the TASL office.  You can find the application at this link:

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