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Elementary Education Student Teacher with Young Boy

Elementary Education, B.S.

Cultivate. Enhance. Collaborate.

The W offers a K-6 licensure route. Under the K-6 licensure route, you will choose two concentration areas from English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. You also have the option to obtain licensure endorsements to teach your selected concentration areas in grades 7-12.
Alongside top-notch classes, The W's Education programs include Residency courses to give you more classroom experience than any other program in the state.

Please note: All entering freshmen and transfer Education students will begin their major as Early Childhood Development. After completing Block 2 Education courses, students who have a 3.0 GPA on the most recent prior 60 credit hours OR who have earned a 21 or higher composite ACT score OR who have completed and passed the MDE Praxis Core exam may apply to become an Elementary Education major if interested.

Elementary Education teacher education candidates are required to complete the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Test (Praxis PLT) and the Foundations of Reading exam either just prior to -or- after graduation in order to complete requirements for licensure. Contact Dr. Kelly Bennett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 662-329-7186), Director of Field Experiences, and refer to the EPP Teacher Education Handbook found under the “Directory” tab at the top if this page with any questions concerning MDE licensure-related questions.


*Updated February 2022 - SoE

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