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College of Education and Human Sciences

Licensure Programs

Southern Miss offers initial teacher licensure programs at the traditional undergraduate level, alternate-route certificate level, or alternate-route graduate level for graduates wishing to teach in Mississippi.  We also offer advanced licensure programs and programs for other school professionals at the graduate level. We do not guarantee to meet the licensure requirements of other states.  You will be responsible for verifying that your program of study meets your desired state‚Äôs licensure requirements.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Programs at the University of Southern Mississippi that prepare students for initial licensure as educators are designed to meet the licensure standards set by the Mississippi Department of Education. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements of guidelines for reciprocity. The University of Southern Mississippi cannot confirm whether a particular licensure program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of Mississippi. For specific information, please contact Jennifer Wild (Jennifer.wild@usm.edu).

Below you can find websites and contact information for all our educator preparation programs.

Traditional Route Undergraduate Initial Teacher Licensure Preparation Programs by College

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences 

School of Humanities

School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • Chemistry (Licensure) BS 
    • Grade Levels: 7-12
    • Contact: Dr.%20Deborah%20Booth (deborah.booth@usm.edu)
    • Location of Program Offered: Hattiesburg
    • SPA National Recognition by: National Science Teachers Association
  • Mathematics (Licensure) BS 
    • Grade Levels: 7-12
    • Contact for Hattiesburg: Susan%20Ross (susan.ross@usm.edu)
    • Contact for Gulf Park: Marlene%20Naquin (marlene.naquin@usm.edu)
    • Location of Program Offered: Hattiesburg and Gulf Park
    • SPA National Recognition with Conditions by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Physics (Licensure) BS 
    • Grade Levels: 9-12
    • Contact: Dr.%20Chris%20Sirola (christopher.sirola@usm.edu)
    • Location of Program Offered: Hattiesburg
    • SPA National Recognition by: National Science Teachers Association

School of Music

School of Performing and Visual Arts

School of Social Science and Global Studies

College of Education and Human Sciences

School of Education

School of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Alternate Route Initial Teacher Licensure Preparation Programs

Advanced Graduate Degree Teacher Programs 

  • Music Education MME 
    • Grade Levels: K-12
    • Contact: Stacey%20Miles (stacey.miles@usm.edu)
    • Location of Program Offered: Hattiesburg
    • Accredited by: National Association of Schools of Music 

Advanced Educator Preparation Programs for Other School Professionals

Contact Us

College of Education and Human Sciences

127 Joseph Greene Hall (JGH) 
118 College Dr. #5023
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Campus Hattiesburg

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Phone
601.266.4568

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College of Education and Human Sciences

320 Hardy Hall 
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560

Campus Gulf Park

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Phone
228.214.3340