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