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

Teaching Schools in Mississippi

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Mississippi
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