Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Mississippi

Become a Teacher in Mississippi

If you aspire to become a teacher, Western Governors University can help. Our teaching certification programs will prepare you to effectively educate others.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Mississippi, you must meet all of Mississippi's teacher certification requirements (for a five-year initial education license), including:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in teacher education from a state-approved or NCATE-approved program offered at a regionally/nationally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Passing scores on all of the required Praxis II content and pedagogy exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Mississippi, please check the Mississippi Department of Education website:
Mississippi Department of Education Web site
(601) 359-3483

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