Degrees: Licensure

  • The Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences includes an emphasis for teacher licensure.
  • The chemistry licensure option combines a chemistry curriculum with required education courses to produce an accredited teaching degree.
  • The challenging and intensive four-year dance program is grounded in a comprehensive curriculum of dance technique (ballet and modern), choreography and performance.
  • The degree plan emphasizes a comprehensive communication philosophy, including manually coded English, American Sign Language and principles and techniques of aural-oral education and rehabilitation.
  • Students pursuing an undergraduate degree with a major in elementary education will attain an elementary teacher’s license (certification for grade K-6), an endorsement in one content area and a supplemental reading endorsement.
  • Students pursuing an undergraduate degree with a major in elementary education will attain an elementary teacher’s license (certification for grade K-6), an endorsement in one content area and a supplemental reading endorsement.
  • The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English provides students with a structured program of study, progressing from foundational to upper-division courses in literary, creative and rhetorical studies. The licensure option prepares students for teaching positions in secondary schools.
  • The state’s only nationally accredited licensure program prepares students interested in teaching Spanish or French.
  • The history B.A. with licensure in social studies 7-12 is a nationally recognized program with accreditation from the National Council for the Social Studies that offers excellent training in critical reading and the analysis of evidence, the ability to form complex arguments and convey them in clear and persuasive prose, and an elaborate understanding of people, societies and historic change.
  • The dual Human Performance (Physical Education Licensure) B.S. / Sport Coaching Education B.S. degree plan is highly recommended as it provides a teacher licensure program to students who are interested in coaching in a K-12 school and teaching physical education.
  • The degree program in physical education licensure is designed to provide students with a foundation based in the movement sciences specific to professional preparation in PE K-12 teaching.
  • The program prepares students for technology and teaching positions in business/industry, government, military, education, health and medicine and various training organizations.
  • The program provides students the opportunity to follow a course of study leading to a B.S. in mathematics with licensure at the secondary level.
  • The degree program’s curriculum in music theory, music history, music education and music performance prepares students for the academic, musical,and social challenges of tomorrow.
  • The degree program’s curriculum in music theory, music history, music education and music performance prepares students for the academic, musical and social challenges of tomorrow.
  • The physics licensure degree is intended for students who wish to teach physics at the high school level.
  • The special education degree plan leads to licensure in mild/moderate disabilities (K-12) in the state of Mississippi.