Alternative Route Program (ARP)
In addition to earning an undergraduate degree, in order to receive licensure students must pass the PRAXIS I exam, “Pre-professional Skills Test” (reading, writing, and mathematics), and the PRAXIS II exam, “Content Knowledge” in a particular specialty area. Subsequently, aspiring teachers/coaches must complete on the ARP licensure programs recognized by the state of Mississippi. This ARP program can be completed in as few as three weeks during the summer. Follow the links below for additional information.
MS State Department of Education: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/ed_licensure/index.html
Praxis Information http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/educator-licensure/praxis-test-information
Alternative Route Programs: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/ed_licensure/alternate_path.html