For Mississippi K-6 Licensure in Elementary Education, the Mississippi Department of Education requires that candidates have completed at least 18 hours, in each of two endorsement areas, with no grade lower than a "C". In addition, some IHL universities also offer Elementary Education programs, K-6 with 2 add-on endorsements. In these programs, candidates earn an additional three (3) hours, or twenty-one (21) hours in each of the two endorsement areas, with no grade lower than a "C". These programs prepare the students for Mississippi K-6 licensure, with add-on licenses for grades 7 - 12 in the two endorsement areas. English, General Science, Math, and Social Studies are endorsement areas accepted by all eight (8) IHL universities. Consult with your chosen transfer college to determine acceptable transfer courses for your endorsement areas.
**ART 1113, MUS 1113, or SPT 2233
***Foundations in Education requires 30 observation hours in a school setting set up by the instructor of the course. Some districts will require you to have a background check at an additional cost.
It is strongly recommended that students complete the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) (formerly Praxis I) examination prior to transferring (if required).