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Licensure Guidelines K12

Licensure Alert: Due to the enormous volume of email inquiries MDE is receiving related to licensure and COVID-19 changes, our response time is currently delayed. Please visit the Educator Licensure section of and before emailing questions. Answers to most questions we receive are addressed on those webpages.

All Mississippi educators must meet licensure guideline requirements as certified teacher and administrators and to be highly qualified. The Guidelines for Licensure K-12 is a handbook of all licensure requirements approved by the Mississippi State Board of Education for all types of teacher and administrator licensure and certification required by law. All guideline changes require action by the State Board of Education.

Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12 February 2021

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