Mississippi Alternate Path To Quality Teachers (One-Year Alternate Route License) (MS)

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Mississippi Alternate Path To Quality Teachers (One-Year Alternate Route License) (MS)

Description
The Mississippi Alternate Path To Quality Teachers (One-Year Alternate Route License) applies to graduates of a non-teacher education program who have met the initial requirements of one of the American Board Certification (ABCTE).
License Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Mississippi
Contact Name: Mississippi Community College Foundation
Contact Phone: 601-321-3902
Contact Email: mapqt@mccfms.org
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.mccfms.org/MAPQT

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA:

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Notes
GPA of 2.0 overall if graduated more than 7 years. Less than 7 years must have 2.5 GPA

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Exam(s):

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers Training Application
Form Mailing Address:
Mississippi Community College Foundation
ATTN: Vickie McGee
1900 Lakeland Drive, Box 941
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 321-3902

School District Requirements:
Confirmation of Enrollment in Internship
Confirmation of Mentor

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=mississippi

Background Check
Required
Online at: https://www.certifiedbackground.com
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
To convert to a Five Year Alternate Route license:

1. Complete New Teacher Practicum (Saturdays during first year of teaching);
2. Pass evaluation by local school district after first year of teaching;
3. Complete a local school district mentoring program during first year of teaching;
4. Apply for a Five Year Alternate Route License

Notes:
Tuition: $2,500 breakdown as follows…
-Application Fee: $50.00 (will apply toward tuition fee if accepted and is non-refundable)
-Summer Session: $1550.00 which includes training, manual, resource book, and materials.
-Saturday Session: $900. Saturday session fees only apply to participants who secure a teaching position.

To convert to a Five Year Alternate Route license:
1. Complete New Teacher Practicum (Saturdays during first year of teaching);
2. Pass evaluation by local school district after first year of teaching;
3. Complete a local school district mentoring program during first year of teaching;
4. Apply for a Five Year Alternate Route License

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers Program (MAPQT) is an alternative route to teacher licensure sponsored by the Mississippi Community College Foundation and approved by the Mississippi Department of Education. This program is designed as an alternative teacher training track for those who desire to become a classroom instructor.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:40:24 PM


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