Teacher Education Route – Initial License (Class A) (MS)

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Teacher Education Route – Initial License (Class A) (MS)

Description
The Teacher Education Route – Initial License (Class A) is for applicants who have graduated from a Mississippi teacher program.
License Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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

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

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
Check individual teacher programs for GPA requirements.

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
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
Student Teaching Okay.

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

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

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

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OEL/RR

Ten (10) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area OR Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area AND Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area OR Six (6) semester hours in content or job/skill related area OR Completion of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process

Notes:

Background check is required while enrolled in the teacher program. Fee = $43.00
Class AA (masters degree), AAA (specialist degree) or AAAA (doctorate degree) level license may be obtained by completing the appropriate degree.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Class AA License must meet all the requirements for the Class A license, in addition to a master’s degree in the endorsement area or a Master’s of Education degree.
Class AAA must meet all the requirements for a Class A license, in addition to a specialist degree in the endorsement area or a Specialist of Education degree.
Class AAAA requires a Class A license and a Doctoral degree in the endorsement area, or a Doctor of Education Degree.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:40:14 PM


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