Mississippi Teacher Center

If you are a teacher or want to become one, the Mississippi Teacher Center is for you. We encourage caring, committed individuals to teach and provide career-long support for a rewarding experience. Ultimately, our goal is to help Mississippi children get the education they deserve. We collaborate with school districts, colleges, universities, businesses, and communities to promote the vital role of educators.

Are you ready to teach but need assistance? Complete an interest form to get the help you need. Please submit this form via email to lmainor@mdek12.org or mail to the address listed on the form.

Critical Shortage Areas

Job hunting? Consider employment in a geographical shortage school district.
Geographical Shortage Areas and Incentive Options
Why Teach?
Great retirement. Career advancement opportunities. And two months of summer vacation. Not to mention a powerful way to make a difference! Check out these benefits and incentives for even more reasons to teach.

Certification & Licensure
Mississippi offers three paths to teacher certification: Traditional, Alternative Route, and Reciprocity. For details on getting or renewing your license, visit the Office of Educator Licensure page.
Learn more about the options available for Praxis Core preparation.

Scholarships & Loan Forgiveness

Get details about these and other financial benefits you could be eligible for, and learn how to take advantage of them.

Revised LEA 2015-2016 Highly Qualified Teacher Plan

The Mississippi Department of Education has implemented a new procedure for submitting the LEA Highly Qualified Teacher Plan. Instead of submitting a copy of the entire LEA Plan to the Office of the Teacher Center, we now only require school districts to maintain a copy of that plan at the district level. Each district should only send a signed copy of the Letter of Assurances. The deadline for submission is February 29, 2016. The new LEA Highly Qualified Plan and detailed directions can be found here.

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