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Why Teach?

Teaching can be a richly rewarding experience. It also offers a number of career possibilities. In Mississippi, public school teachers receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits
  • Robust retirement plan
  • Paid personal and medical leave
  • Generous year-round breaks
  • About two months of summer vacation
  • Employment and career advancement opportunities statewide

Teacher pay varies based on district and qualifications. Additional district supplements and numerous Federal and state financial reward programs are available.

Recruitment Programs

For High School Students: Future Educators Association (FEA)
To establish an FEA club at your school, visit and contact the Mississippi Teacher Center at 601-359-3631.



Mississippi Troops to Teachers
If you have served or are currently serving in the military and are interested in teaching, the Troops to Teachers program is a valuable resource. It can connect you with generous monetary incentives for pay, additional retirement benefits, job placement services, career development, and more.