Five Year Reciprocity License
The department shall grant a standard five-year license to any individual who possesses a valid, standard license from another state within a period of twenty-one (21) days from the date of a completed application. The issuance of a license by reciprocity to a military trained applicant, military spouse or person who establishes residence in this state shall be subject to the provisions of Section 73-50-1 394 or 73-50-2, as applicable.
Applicants must submit to the Office of Educator Licensure:
- Licensure application
- Valid and standard out-of-state educator license with Mississippi equivalent endorsements.
Upload a PDF copy of your valid out-of-state educator license via your Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS) account.
- Electronically-submitted transcripts of all college coursework
- Verification of Lawful Presence form
All required applications and forms can be accessed via the following web link: [https://www.mdek12.org/OEL/Forms].
The State of Mississippi does not offer the option to obtain a license by way of International Reciprocity. Mississippi Code Ann. § 37-3-2(8) only addresses reciprocity of an educator license held by an individual “who possesses a valid standard license from another state”.
Educator Licensure Resources