Licensure

Teacher licensure is available for this degree from the Mississippi State Department of Education. Class AA

EITHER

  • Hold a five-year educator license
  • Complete a master's degree program in
    Special Education/ Birth to Kindergarten
    OR
    Hold a master's degree in another area and complete an approved program for Special Education/Birth to Kindergarten

OR

  • Complete an approved master's program for a degree in Special Education/Birth to Kindergarten
  • Twenty-one (21) ACT equivalent or achieve the nationally recommended passing score on the Praxis CORE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) examination
    • The Mississippi Board of Education has suspended all entrance and licensure testing requirements including ACT, PRAXIS CORE, PRAXIS Content, PLT, and Foundations of Reading for all applications submitted on or before December 31, 2021. This ruling applies whether there are previous test scores which are too low on file or not.
  • Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching Test 5622
    Licensure Guidelines