Teach Mississippi Institute (One-Year Alternate Route License) (MS)

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Teach Mississippi Institute (One-Year Alternate Route License) (MS)

Description
The Teach Mississippi Institute Online (TMI) is an alternative to the regular teacher preparation route for a Mississippi teacher’s license.
License Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Mississippi
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensure
Contact Phone: 601-359-3483
Contact Email: teachersupport@mde.k12.ms.us
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/educator-licensure/alternate-route-programs

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:

English:
Exam(s): One exam is required.

Notes
GPA requirements vary by program. Some institutes may have additional requirements for acceptance into the
program, including GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and/or written agreement from a school district as to employment for the upcoming school term. Consult with the specific institution you wish to attend.

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
Course needed: 8-10 week training session; one-year internship.
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
Online at: https://sso.mde.k12.ms.us/Login/Login.aspx

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. Completion of one year internship period with mentoring and induction program in local school district.
2. Secure recommendation by school district for continued licensure
3. Apply for a Five Year Alternate Route License
Note: This program requires 12 hours of coursework which may be applied toward completing a master’s degree.

Notes:
Fees vary by program. Visit program websites for information.

To convert to a Five Year Alternate Route license:
1. Completion of one year internship period with mentoring and induction program in local school district.
2. Secure recommendation by school district for continued licensure
3. Apply for a Five Year Alternate Route License
Note: This program requires 12 hours of coursework which may be applied toward completing a master’s degree.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The Teach Mississippi Institute Online (TMI) is an alternative to the regular teacher preparation route for a Mississippi teacher’s license. Program admission requirements, coursework and fees vary.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:40:27 PM


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