Teacher Education Admission


 The Teacher Education Program (TEP) prepares undergraduate students to become highly effective and responsive educators.  The program leads to an Initial license in Mississippi at the elementary or secondary school level.

Grounded in urban-focused teaching and learning opportunities, the TEP has three primary components:  1) A comprehensive program of study in Education coursework, 2) A solid grounding in subject matter knowledge, and 3) A robust sequence of field-based experiences.  Each of these components includes an emphasis on the responsive educator.

The preparation of TEP students is guided by the College of Education and Human Development Responsive Educator Framework, state, and national standards.  The Mississippi Department of Education outlines the regulations for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval.  The professional standards for teachers identify the knowledge and skills that all teachers must demonstrate and organize into five standards: 1)   Plans Curriculum and Instruction, 2)   Delivers Effective Instruction, 3)   Manages Classroom and Climate, 4)   Promotes Equity, 5)  Meets Professional Responsibilities.


Application Deadline Dates:

Fall Semester – May 1

Spring Semester – November 1

Summer II – May 31

Admission to Teacher Education Application    (Revision in Progress)

Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct Brochure

Then sign the attached Oath Agreement.


.PRAXIS CASE Exam Exemption:

Teacher education majors may be exempt from the PRAXIS CASE exam by meeting one of the following test score requirements.


All candidates must meet the ACT equivalent at the time the assessment was taken.


21 and Above



(March 2016 and thereafter)

1060 and Above


(August 2015 to February 2016)

990 and Above


(1995 to August  2015)

980 and Above


 (Prior          to 1995)       

870 and Above