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Licensure

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  This form 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.

FAX 601-925-3840

Dr. Cindy Melton cmelton@mc.edu

   *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 www.mde.k12.ms.us   No university recommendation form is required for a license upgrade.   

Undergraduate Programs

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

  • Elementary K-6
  • Special Education K-12
  • Secondary Education 7-12
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
  • Secondary Education K-12
    • Art
    • Music (Vocal and Instrumental)
    • English (Department of Kinesiology)

Supplemental Areas of Licensure

Graduate Programs

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

  • Initial License - Class A (Completion of MED leads to Class AA). Candidates must have an undergraduate degree prior to entering this program.
  • Masters in Education/Teaching Arts (Alternate Route)
  • Initial License - Class AA in School Administration.  Candidates must possess  Class A license prior to entering this program.
  • Masters in Education/Educational Leadership
  • Initial License - Class AAA in School Administration.  Candidates must possess a Class AA license prior to entering this program.
  • Education Specialist/Educational Leadership
  • Education Doctor/Educational Leadership