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Admission To Teacher Education

Application Submission Process:

  1. Contact/meet with faculty mentor (departmental advisor) to ensure that you qualify for admission to Teacher Education. During this initial meeting, you should ensure that your faculty mentor completes and signs your Curriculum Sheet and Revised Core Curriculum form reflecting your core coursework (your faculty mentor should have both of these forms). Your faculty mentor is responsible for uploading your signed Core Curriculum for Admission to Student Teaching form and Curriculum Sheet during the application approval process.
  2. You will need to complete and sign the following documents (as you will have to upload them when you complete the online application process in TK20):
    • Copy of your highest scores (including sub scores) on the ACT, SAT, or PRAXIS CORE examination OR transcript showing GPA exceeding 3.0 on more than 60 hours of coursework.
    • Copy of your signed Licensure Advisory Form
    • Each of the aforementioned documents will need to be scanned to a digital format so that you may upload them into the Admission to Student Teaching Application designated for your licensure program in TK20. You will need to upload each of these documents in order to complete the application.
  3. Log into TK20 using the following link: Your username is your J-Number and your password is your NetID password. (Note: Never create a TK20 account. If you have logged into TK20 before, but are unable to log in now you may need to reset your NetID in PAWS. If you are a music, English, math, or physics education major that has never used TK20, you may not have an account. Please send an email to
  4. Once you log in click on “Applications” in the menu and select the appropriate “Admission to Teacher Education Application” based on your major (i.e. Elementary Education majors should select the elementary application, Music Education majors the music application, and so on).
  5. Complete the application and notify your faculty mentor by email that it is ready for review. Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive a message in TK20 stating whether it has been approved, denied, or pending submission of additional documents.

*Approval in TK20 is only your advisor’s recommendation. You are not officially admitted until you receive correspondence from the Director of Teacher Education stating that you have been admitted.

If you have questions concerning the application process for Teacher Education or Student Teaching, please contact the Center for Teacher Quality at 601-979-4111 or email


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Our college is committed to preparing future educators, counselors, and leaders who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in their chosen field. Our faculty are experienced professionals who are passionate about teaching and mentorship, and who are actively engaged in research that informs and improves their work in the classroom.

In addition to our academic programs, we offer a variety of resources and support services to help students succeed. Our Center for Student Success provides academic advising, tutoring, and other services designed to help students achieve their academic goals. We also offer a number of experiential learning opportunities, such as student teaching, internships, and service learning, that allow students to gain hands-on experience in their field.

At the College of Education and Human Development, we believe that education is the key to creating a better world. Whether you are interested in teaching, counseling, leadership, or any other field related to education and human development, we are here to help you achieve your goals and make a difference in the world.

Our Vision

The vision of the College of Education and Human Development is to be the premier Urban institution of choice within the state of Mississippi, the region, and the nation for the preparation of teachers, counselors and mental health professionals, professional development specialists, school leaders, and other school related professional practitioners with the latest in technology, best practices and as responsive educators with adaptive expertise.

We are also proud of our designation as a provider institution and partner with the U.S. PREP National Center for Educator Preparation Transformation.

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College Of Education And Human Development


College of Education and Human Development
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2433

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