Mississippi Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 23 schools)

MS Dept of Education:
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/
Teacher Certification in MS:
Mississippi Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Mississippi. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Mississippi, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Located in the southern United States, Mississippi has a rich southern culture offering delicious dishes and amazing music. The Mississippi Delta area is known for giving birth to some of the greatest blues and rock’n’roll legends of all time. Robert Johnson, Elvis Presley, Muddy Water and B.B. King all have ties to Mississippi, making the state’s musical history a true treat for American music aficionados. The capital city of Jackson is the State’s largest city.

Teacher Education in Mississippi

Funding opportunities for education students in Mississippi include the William F. Winter Scholarship Loan Program, the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program and the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program, which provides full funding in exchange for a commitment to teach at one of Mississippi’s schools that is critically in need of qualified teachers.

Teaching Careers in Mississippi

Since 1994, the Mississippi Teacher Center (MSTC) has been working to recruit teachers to work in Mississippi, a state where a critical teacher shortage means good job prospects for qualified teachers. In order to become a licensed teacher in Mississippi you must have a bachelor's degree, have completed a teacher training program, and have passed a general teacher's exam and a subject-specific examination in your area of expertise. The mean annual salary for teachers in Mississippi is $37,490, below the national average. However, exact salaries vary widely depending on qualifications and teaching placement. Secondary school teachers start at $44,000, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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