MS Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Mississippi Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Mississippi, this program leads to a Five Year Educator License in Elementary Education K-3.

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5017, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
If passed prior to 6/31/2015, the Praxis 5011, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment exam will be accepted for certification until 9/1/2019.

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5622, Principles of Learning and Teaching K-6


3) WGU Program Required Exam: a) Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge or b) Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjectsor c) Praxis 5014 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge or d) Praxis 5031 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

If you matriculated on or after March 1, 2012, you must pass one of these exams to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Mississippi

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your Mississippi Teaching License



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