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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

Teaching Schools in Mississippi

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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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EdS - Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation

An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. Right now, more than 36,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs.

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • Get your master’s degree in just 14 months!
  • Earn your Ed.D. fully online in less than four years
  • Achieve an advanced degree on your schedule, from the comfort of your home
  • Use research-based best practices to have a more powerful impact on education
  • Further your education through affordable financial aid and competitive tuition
  • Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid may also be available to help students with their tuition.
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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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Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
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