Mississippi - PE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
standard; regulation
Summary: 

State law recommends newly hired staff who teach PE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.

2013-2014 Mississippi Physical Education Framework

SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESSFUL FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION

ELEMENTARY

Provide certified physical education teachers for all classes.


2013-2014 Mississippi Physical Education Framework

SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESSFUL FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Provide certified physical education teachers for all classes.


Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools

a. Successful implementation of Physical Education and Comprehensive Health Education must include the following:

  • i. 1/2 Carnegie unit of physical education provided by staff that possess a valid 9-12 teaching license with a physical education endorsement (See Waivers/Exemptions in Appendix, item 11.)
  • ii. Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards require 1/2 Carnegie unit requirement for health education provided by staff that possess a valid 9-12 teaching license with a health education endorsement (See Waivers/Exemptions in Appendix, item 11.)

Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools

a. Physical education instruction in grades K-8 may be provided by a licensed physical education teacher, regular classroom teacher, or other staff licensed by the Mississippi Department of Education.
b. Physical education instruction in grades 9-12 must be provided by a licensed physical education teacher.

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