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College and Career Readiness

The Mississippi College and Career Readiness course (CCR) was developed to support the vision and mission of the Mississippi Department of Education that all students who graduate from high school are prepared for college, career, and active citizenship. The CCR course curriculum outlines the knowledge secondary students should obtain and the types of skills relevant for a successful transition to postsecondary and the workforce.


New Professional Development Opportunity: Introduction to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Course

Whether you are a teacher, administrator, counselor, or district employee, join our virtual training to learn more about the College & Career Readiness class. Hear about the class requirements, review the class curriculum, resources for each unit, and general information about teaching the CCR class. The Mississippi Department of Education’s website has the current details of the CCR Curriculum, resources, course substitutions, and sequencing requirements.

Each training content is the same, register for the one that fits your schedule the best.

July 18, 2024 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Virtual  

July 22, 2024 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Virtual  

Participants may register for the CCR course via the following link:


FAQs for the CCR Course


  1. Is there a CTE MSIS course code for the CCR course? No, only academic course codes are available.
  2. Is there a separate teacher endorsement for the CCR class? Any teacher with a valid 7-12 license may teach the CCR course.
  3. When is this class required for graduation? The CCR class is required for the graduating class of 2022.
  4. Is financial literacy a component of the CCR course? Yes, one semester of personal finance is embedded in the College and Career Readiness course. For more information concerning financial literacy click here.

Please contact Heather Morrison ( with any additional questions.


Approved CCR Course Substitutions and Course Sequencing

The purpose of the College and Career Readiness Course is to provide planning and instruction for postsecondary transition.  The following courses are approved substitutions for the CCR course:

  1. Career and Technical Work Based Learning Course
  2. Dual Credit SmartStart
  4. Advanced Placement Seminar or equivalent International Baccalaureate and Cambridge International Courses
  5. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior College and Career Readiness Seminar courses for Early College High Schools.

 The CCR course may be taught in one of the following sequences:

  • Senior year only
  • Junior year only
  • 1 semester in the junior year with the remaining semester taught in the senior year
  • 1 semester in either freshman or sophomore year with the remaining semester taught in junior or senior year


Heather Morrison

Director P20 Partnerships, Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning