Teacher Professional Development in Mississippi


Mississippi Department of Education – http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

Mississippi Office of Educator Licensure – http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/ed_licensure/index.html
Mississippi Licensure Application Packet -

Mississippi Licensure Guidelines and Information -

Class Levels of Mississippi Licenses

Class A = Bachelor’s level license
Class AA = Master’s degree level license*
Class AAA = Specialist degree level license*
Class AAAA = Doctorate degree level license*

Teachers with standard certification in Mississippi hold a five-year renewable certificate. These licenses must be renewed every five years with Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or college coursework or by completion of the National Board process earned during the validity period of the license.

Any license issued for less than five years is a provisional license and is non-renewable.

Current requirements for Renewal of a five-year standard license:

Class A:
  • Ten (10) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area
OR
  • Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area AND Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area
OR
  • Six (6) semester hours in content or job/skill related area
OR
  • Completion of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process

Class AA, AAA or AAAA:
  • Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area
OR
  • Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area
OR
  • Completion of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process