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Educator Licensure

Renewal/Reinstatement

Teachers with standard certification in Mississippi hold a five-year renewable certificate. These licenses must be renewed every five years with Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or college coursework or by completion of the National Board process earned during the validity period of the license.

Any license issued for less than five years is a provisional license and is non-renewable.

Current requirements for Renewal of a five-year standard license:

Class A: 

Ten (10) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area
   OR
Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area AND Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area
   OR
Six (6) semester hours in content or job/skill related area
   OR
Completion of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process

Class AA, AAA or AAAA:

Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area
   OR
Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area 
   OR
Completion of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process

Standard Career Administrator:

Seventy (70) School Executive Management Institute (SEMI) credits 
   OR
Six (6) hours of coursework 
   OR 
35 SEMI credits AND 3 hrs coursework
   OR
Completion of a specialist or doctoral degree in educational administration/leadership

Reinstatement of an Expired License

An expired five-year standard license may be reinstated with one of the following options:
  - six hours of college coursework
 - valid out-of-state license
 - documentation from PERS for retired educators
 - CEUs

 

Educator Licensure Resources
  
Office of Educator Licensure     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-3483     Fax: (601) 359-2778

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