*June 4 to June 28, 2018
Application Deadline May 18, 2018
* Application deadline is now closed.  Please visit this section in March 2019 for updated information.

Professional Learning Communities@ Tougaloo College Offers a Four-Week Summer Program for Educators Seeking Mississippi Educator Licensure:

  • Applicants are required to:
  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree (non-education) from a regionally/nationally accredited institution of higher learning.
  2. At least a 2.75 GPA or higher on coursework.
  3. Not be enrolled in a MAT program at any other institution of higher learning.
  • Upon completion of program, educators will be:
    1. Prepared to take the PRAXIS Core (Reading, Writing and Mathematics)
    2. Reimbursed for PRAXIS Core after Enrollment in Tougaloo College’s MAT Program
    3. Prepared to take PRAXIS II Specialty Area Test (Elementary Education 4-6, Special Education, Mathematics, Science, English)
      This assessment will not be reimbursed.
  • Classes will be Monday – Thursday (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM). Daily attendance is required.
  • Limited Seats. Apply early BELOW.

This Professional Learning Community is designed to prepare non-education degree holding educators to take the CORE Assessment and Praxis II Specialty Area Test, which is a requirement for entering Tougaloo’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program. You can expect quality instruction in a small group setting from highly qualified professionals.  The Division of Education, Supervision & Instruction is dedicated to developing reflective, integrated and connected educators committed to teaching and learning.

For more information, please contact:

Trashonda Dixon (tdixon@tougaloo.edu) or
Dr. Thea Williams-Black (twblack@tougaloo.edu)
Teachers Helping Teachers
Division of Education, Supervision & Instruction
Tougaloo College
500 West County Line Rd.
Tougaloo, MS 39174


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