1. Traditional Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program Candidate
A five year educator license is granted to applicants meeting all licensing requirements and completing a state approved or National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) approved teacher education program from a regionally/nationally accredited institution of higher learning.
Minimum requirements for licensure:
• Educational courses
• A full semester of student teaching
• Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching Test
• Praxis II: Specialty Area Test in Degree Area
Assessment Test Codes
Praxis tests are administered by the Education Testing Services (ETS). You may register by telephone at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/praxis.
Supplemental endorsements may be added to a valid three-year alternate route or five-year traditional Mississippi License.
Endorsements with 18 or 21 hours
Teachers who wish to add endorsements for most major subject areas may take the Praxis II test or have 18-21 hours of coursework.
*18 hrs are required if all coursework was completed prior to 9/1/04.
*21 hrs are required if any portion of the coursework was completed after 9/1/04.
***Grades must be C or higher
Endorsements with Approved Program
Some supplemental endorsements require an approved program of study. The programs are different at each college and for each endorsement. The Dean of Education or designee shall advise the teaching candidate of the required coursework, and an institutional recommendation must be signed by the Dean or Institutional Certification Officer in order to add the endorsement to the license.
Requirements for Adding Supplemental Endorsements