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Teacher Education & Leadership


Learn about the undergraduate and graduate programs at MC that lead to licensure in Mississippi

Application for a Mississippi Teaching License

If you have recently completed a licensure program, including the alternate route 3- or 5-year license, gifted endorsement, or a Master's program*, you will need to complete the following application request form and return it to our office via fax or email along with a recent Banner transcript. Praxis scores must be included for all alternate route licenses.

Licensure Application LINK  
This Licensure Application form can be accessed from the LINK above, and must be completed if your license request requires a university recommendation. All licensure recommendations from the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership are completed through the use of this form.

Please email or fax your completed application to:
Natalie Weaver, Licensure Coordinator, Teacher Education & Leadership
Phone: 601-925-3846 
FAX: 601.925.3840

*If you are upgrading your license in the same subject area (your undergrad was Elementary Education and your MED will be Elementary Education) from an A to an AA license, you will only need to send a transcript to the MDE and complete your part on the Electronic Licensure Management System (ELMS) at the MDE website. No university recommendation form is required for a license upgrade.

For current information regarding required test for state licensure, please visit The Mississippi Department of Education website. 

MDE Educator Licensure

Undergraduate Programs

Mississippi College offers undergraduate programs which lead to initial licensure in Mississippi in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education K-6
  • Secondary Education 7-12
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
  • Specialized Subject-Area Education K-12
    • Art
    • Music (Vocal and Instrumental)
    • Kinesiology (PE)

Current teacher education candidates may also add on additional areas of endorsement based on current MDE guidelines.

Graduate Programs

Mississippi College offers graduate programs which lead to initial licensure in Mississippi in the following areas: