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The Mississippi State Department of Education uses the Praxis Series Tests for Educators, as administered through ETS, for teacher certification. 


  • Praxis I 
    The Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE) is required for English with licensure majors who scored below a 21 on the ACT, or who attained any subscores below 18.  Those students must pass the Reading Test (code 5712) with a score of at least 156, the Writing Test (code 5722) with a score of at least 162, and Mathematics Test (code 5732) with a score of at least 150 to be admitted to the Professional Education Program.




  • Praxis II
    All English with licensure majors take the Praxis II tests during their final semester of coursework.  The tests and scores required are the English Language Arts: Content Knowledge Test (code 5038) with a score of 167 and the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test, grades 7-12, (code 5624) with a score of 157 in order to earn a valid teaching certificate in the state of Mississippi.

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