Traditional Route


To complete the teacher education program and apply for an initial license in Mississippi, students must meet the following requirements:

Complete all required teacher education program coursework, including the student teaching semester

Complete all major requirements in the major of the license sought.

Maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Earn at least a "C" in all required teacher education courses.

Pass the Mississippi Educator Licensure Exams (Praxis CASE and Praxis II).

If you plan to apply for an add-on license, you must complete and document at lease 21 additional hours in the subject of the add-on.  Earn at leaset a "C" in the selected courses.