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