MS Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Mississippi Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements


In Mississippi, this program leads to a Five Year Educator License in Elementary Education K-6.

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 AND Mississippi Foundations of Reading.

Both pedagogy exams must be passed before requesting recommendation for licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.


MS Pre-Service Teaching Certificate Required Prior to DT

After obtaining the results of your Mississippi Department of Public Safety background clearance, and at least one month before your Demonstration Teaching (DT) start date you must begin the process of obtaining a Mississippi Pre-Service Teaching License.  See the MS Pre-Service Teaching Certificate Required Prior to DT article for more information.


Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in Mississippi

General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Mississippi Teaching License




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