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Educator Talent Acquisition & Effectiveness

How to become a teacher

If you are a teacher or want to become one, the Division of Educator Talent Acquisition is for you. We encourage caring, committed individuals to teach and provide career-long support for a rewarding experience. Ultimately, our goal is to help Mississippi children get the education they deserve. We collaborate with school districts, colleges, universities, businesses, and communities to promote the vital role of educators.

Are you ready to teach but need assistance? Complete an interest form to get the help you need. Please submit this form via email to lmainor@mdek12.org or mail to the address listed on the form.

Why Teach?


Great retirement. Career advancement opportunities. And two months of summer vacation. Not to mention a powerful way to make a difference! Check out these benefits and incentives for even more reasons to teach.

Certification & Licensure


Mississippi offers three paths to teacher certification: Traditional, Alternative Route, and Reciprocity. For details on getting or renewing your license, visit the Office of Educator Licensure page.
Learn more about the options available for Praxis Core preparation.

Scholarships & Loan Forgiveness

Get details about these and other financial benefits you could be eligible for, and learn how to take advantage of them.

Critical Shortage Areas 

Job hunting? Consider employment in a geographical shortage school district. Geographical Shortage Areas and Incentive Options

Resources

General Information
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
1525 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 700
Arlington, VA 22209
Business Phone: (703) 465-2700
Candidate Support Line: 1-800-22TEACH
Website: http://www.nbpts.org

 

Support is provided to candidates by the following professional organizations:

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE)
Beverly Brahan, Associate Executive Director
Phone: (601) 354-4463
Email: jhelmick@nea.org 

Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE)
Kelly Riley, Executive Director
Phone: (601) 355-5517
Email: kelly@mpe.org
Website: http://www.mpe.org/mpe/index.php