Alternate Route to English Licensure
If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are thinking about teaching secondary school, but are not interested in pursuing a second degree in English Licensure, the Mississippi Department of Education has four approved alternate routes to licensure. They differ in exact requirements, but all three require Praxis testing, a training program or series of courses, and a one-year teaching internship.
The four alternate routes to licensure are:
- Teach Mississippi Institute
- Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- American Board Certification for Teacher Excellence Passport to Teaching
All four of these programs are described in detail on the Mississippi Department of Education website.
If you would like to discuss which option is best for you, please contact Denise Crozier.