Teacher Education at Southern Miss

Admission Requirements for Teacher Education

Before applying for admission to a professional education program at The University of Southern Mississippi, please check to see that you meet the following requirements: 

  1. an ACT composite score of 21 or higher or an SAT of 1060 (verbal plus quantitative); or acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE): Reading (156), Writing (1162), and Mathematics (150)
  2. a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on the 44 semester-hour general education curriculum;
  3. a grade of “C” or better  in freshman English composition;
  4. good academic standing at Southern Miss. A student on probation, probation continued, or suspension status cannot be admitted to teacher education until the transcript reflects good academic standing;
  5. a clear background check via the system selected by the Southern Miss Professional Education Council.

For more information on teacher education at Southern Miss, please contact Jennifer Wild at jennifer.wild@usm.edu or 601-266-5522.