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So you want to earn your Mississippi Teacher Certification? Here are the step-by-step instructions:

Traditional Approach for Mississippi Teacher Certifications

  1. Requirement #1 is a valid college degree from an accredited institution
  2. In order to receive a Mississippi  Teacher Certification, you must have some experience in teaching, even unpaid.
  3. Pass the Praxis I or the CAAP Exam. Also you must complete the Praxis II (subject area)
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Also, include copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Mississippi Department of Education
      Office of Educator Licensure
      P.O. Box 771
      Jackson, MS 39205-0771
      (601) 359-3483
  5. Do you want to renew your Mississippi Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for the Mississippi  Teacher Certification

Alternatively, you can earn the Mississippi Teaching Certification to teach in Mississippi before you complete the program.  

  1. Have a degree
  2. Pass the Praxis I or the CAAP Exam. Also you must complete the Praxis II (subject area)
  3. Be hired by the Mississippi  school district
  4. Choose 1 of the 4 options below

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M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
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MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
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MS - Instruction in the 1:1 Environment

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Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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Doctor of Management – Higher Education Teaching and Learning
  • Its Fast Track program enables qualified students to save up to 30% on tuition and graduate up to 30% faster.
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  • Listed as a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2014.
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