State Board of Education Grants Automatic One-Year Extension of MDE-Issued Licenses Scheduled to Expire June 30, 2021
The Mississippi State Board of Education granted approval on February 25, 2021 to suspend licensure renewal requirements for all licenses scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 and granted a one-year extension for all licenses with a June 30, 2021 expiration date.
All license types set to expire on June 30, 2021 have been automatically extended to June 30, 2022. This includes teacher, administrator, instructional support personnel, and local district requested licenses. Educators do not need to apply for the one-year extension. All licenses set to expire on June 30, 2021 have been automatically extended for one year in the Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS).
License holders have the one-year extension to engage in professional learning opportunities to meet requirements for maintaining, converting, or obtaining the standard Mississippi license.
How to Invalidate a Local District-Requested License
Local school districts are to follow the normal procedure of submitting a formal letter to the MDE Division of Educator Licensure to request the invalidation of a district-requested license if an individual holding a district-requested license voluntarily or involuntarily separates from the district for any reason, at any time. This means districts must submit letters for any individuals holding a district-requested license who will not be offered a new contract for the 2021-2022 school year. This includes district-requested license holders whose licenses have been extended to June 30, 2022. Please email invalidation request letters to Dr. Cory Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Request to Invalidate Local District Requested License” in the subject line.
New Policy Related to Licensure Preparation and Other Programs Completed Outside the State of Mississippi
Effective February 22, 2021, prospective and practicing educators seeking to obtain initial licensure in the state of Mississippi by way of completion of a program outside of Mississippi, shall first be licensed in the state where the preparation occurred. Upon obtaining the out-of-state license, the candidate shall submit an application with required supporting documentation to the MDE Division of Educator Licensure for the purpose of determining eligibility to obtain a Mississippi license via Reciprocity guidelines in effect on the date the complete application is received by the MDE.
Below are important updates related to educator licensure policies and/or procedures. Should you have questions, please contact a member of our team at email@example.com.
- Memorandum-Licensure-Track Preparation Programs Completed Outside of Mississippi- Policy Implementation Clarification
- Memorandum- Division of Educator Licensure- Temporary Guidance Regarding Certain Qualifications for Appointment of Prospective Mississippi Local Superintendents of Education
- Memorandum - Division of Educator Licensure - Revision to Supplemental Endorsements Added by Coursework February 24 2020
- 2019-2020 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Memo - August 2019
- Special Non-Renewable License One Year Reprieve Memo - July 2019
- Memorandum Notice of Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessments Changes - June 2019
- Praxis Core Assessments General Information Test Preparation Flyer - June 2019
- Division of Educator Licensure Updates-Reminders Memo - March 2019
- OTL Division Updates for HR Directors-EPPs - February 2019
- ELMS Enhancements Launch Memo - January 2019
- WK Kellogg Grant - Proposed Teacher Licensure Pathways Pilot Studies - December 2018
- OTL Division Updates HR Directors - EPPs - October 2018
- Discontinuation of Educator Licensure Application Drop off - Walk in Service - August 2018
- Mathematics 5161 Passing Score Adjustment Memo - May 2018
- Notice of Acceptance of CEUs Earned During Certain Renewal Cycles Memo - March 2018
- Notice of Change in Division of Educator Licensure Call Center Hours of Operation Memo - February 2018
- Special Non-renewable License Revisions Memo - November 2017
- Discontinuation of Walk-In Service and Local District Licensure Renewal Role Memo - June 2017