MS Secondary Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements

Mississippi Secondary Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements


In Mississippi, this program leads to a Five Year Educator License in Mathematics.

Important Note Regarding Field Experiences and Licensure

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5161, Mathematics: Content Knowledge
This exam must be passed before the deadline for your DT cohort

This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement

You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.

2) Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5624, Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12
You must pass this exam and submit your scores to to be recommended for certification.

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

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


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