Mississippi - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

The Certification Commission and State Board of Education approve educator preparation programs.


The Office of Educator Licensure of the Mississippi Department of Education will license qualified candidates who hold at least a bachelor’s degree and who have graduated from a state-approved teacher preparation program. If you graduated from a teacher preparation program in another state, Mississippi will accept your academic credentials as long as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has accredited the program. If you attended college in another country, you must have your academic credentials evaluated by one of the member agencies of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (AAFCS, NAEYC, NCATE, or NASDTEC). This evaluation must be turned in when you apply for teacher licensure in Mississippi.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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