MDE updated memo – November 1, 2021

Licensing/Certification Information

Undergraduate Programs

Recommendation for Licensure

To be eligible for recommendation by the University of Mississippi for licensure, students must successfully complete an approved certification program at UM.

Initial Licensure

Candidates seeking initial licensure in Mississippi must pass the appropriate standardized tests to qualify.  To learn more about these exams, candidates may go to: 

https://www.ets.org/praxis/ms/requirements  (All Education Majors)

http://www.ms.nesinc.com  (Elementary Majors Only)

Approved Add-On Endorsement Programs

The University of Mississippi offers add-on endorsement programs in the following areas:


Applying for Licensure

Teacher candidates are responsible for following the appropriate steps for applying for licensure in Mississippi through the Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS).  For more information go to https://www.mdek12.org/OEL

Out-of-State Licensure

Candidates applying for licensure in other states must be recommended by the University of Mississippi. All forms should be submitted to:

Dr. Whitney Webb, Certification Officer
School of Education
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Email: whitdt@olemiss.edu

Certificationmap.com may be useful in helping you contact states for additional licensure information.