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Motivate the children of our future by becoming a pre-K-3rd grade or a K-6th grade teacher from almost anywhere. This online program will allow students to participate in innovative and engaging education courses to provide them with the most current and evidence-based practices.

Once you’ve obtained your Mississippi teaching license, you can then apply for reciprocity in the state where you’d like to teach.

To view the application and learn more about licensure in the state of Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Department of Education website. Also, review the Licensure Application Checklist. For more information about licensure, please visit the Office of Clinical and Field Based Instruction.

(*We are no longer able to place students in Georgia.)

Program highlights:

  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of online learning, and you can earn your degree from just about anywhere in the state or the world.
  • Complete your field experiences and student teaching internship at an elementary or middle school in or near your hometown.
  • Courses, assignments, and requirements will parallel the on-campus program, which means you earn the same degree you would get on campus.
What are some potential careers?

This degree will lead you into teaching young people in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Who should pursue this degree?

If you have a desire to provide direction and instruction to children in their formative years, you should consider a B.S. degree in elementary education.

"After countless frustrating and failed searches for a university that offered a flexible but quality elementary teaching program online that would fit my needs, I found Mississippi State. It was perfect, and I was excited. It just felt right. The impossible became possible for me, thanks to MSU online education."

Kolleen Lawson, Camano Island, WA

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