Renew a Teaching License in MS
(not a Mississippi teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching license in MS?
Class Levels of Mississippi Licenses
Class A = Bachelor’s level license
Class AA = Master’s degree level license
Class AAA = Specialist degree level license
Class AAAA = Doctorate degree level license
According to the July 2021 Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure K-12, teachers need to meet the following requirements to renew a five-year, standard license:
Class A can choose from the following PD options:
- Ten (10) continuing education units (CEU’s) in content or job/skill related area
- Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area AND Five (5) continuing education units (CEU’s) in content or job/skill related area
- Six (6) semester hours in content or job/skill related area
Class AA, AAA, or AAAA can choose from the following PD options:
- Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area
- Five (5) continuing education units (CEU’s) in content or job/skill related area
What state requirements does a teacher in Mississippi need to meet for relicensure?
References to job/skill related area include pedagogy and skills for effective teaching and leadership (e.g., computer technology, cooperative learning, learning styles, methodology, etc.).
Only credits earned within the renewal cycle indicated on the educator’s official
Mississippi educator license may be used for licensure renewal.
Ten contact hours of professional development is equal to one CEU credit.
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How do I contact the MS Department of Education?
Contact the Mississippi Department of Education
359 N. West Street
P. O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of February 16th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.