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Mississippi Teacher Professional Development

Hundreds of Mississippi teachers take Model Teaching courses every year to help them renew their teaching license, advance their salary, or simply to improve their instructional effectiveness. Learn more below about how our professional development and continuing education courses can help you today!

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Professional Development Courses For Mississippi Teachers

High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses (including graduate-level) for Mississippi Teachers. Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness, maintain your teaching license, or advance your teaching career.

  • High-Quality Courses, Chock-Full of Resources, Tools, & Templates

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  • Simple, Intuitive Lessons & Learning Platform

HOW OUR COURSES WORK

Mississippi Teacher License Renewal & Re-Certification Requirements

Hundreds of Mississippi teachers utilize Model Teaching courses every year to earn academic credits for license renewal. All Model Teaching university-partnered courses provide graduate-level semester credit for license renewal or salary advancement purposes. You may choose any Model Teaching university-partnered courses of interest or enroll in one of our Course Bundle Packs – the most cost-effective way to earn credits.

  • Regionally-Accredited Semester Credits

Model Teaching offers great options for Mississippi teachers to earn semester credits from accredited universities in order to renew or maintain their teaching certification.

Our Academic Credit/ University Partnered Courses are acceptable for Mississippi teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Mississippi Department of Education.  Consider our University-Partnered CE Bundle Packs for a cost-effective way to earn your credits for your teacher re-licensure or salary advancement needs.

Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.

Teachers with standard certification in Mississippi hold a five-year renewable certificate. These licenses must be renewed every five years with Continuing Education Units (CEUs), college coursework, or by completion of the National Board process earned during the renewal cycle of the license.

ACCEPTABLE CEUS:

Teachers with standard certification in Mississippi hold a five-year renewable certificate. These licenses must be renewed every five years with Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or college coursework or by completion of the National Board process earned during the validity period of the license.

CEUs must be obtained through an accredited CEU granting agency. Any Continuing Education Office at a college, university, or community/junior college is an accredited CEU granting agency.

Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally accredited university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. These Academic Credit University-Partnered Courses are applicable to fulfill Mississippi teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Mississippi Department of Education.  Model Teaching offers high-quality Non-University Partnered Professional Development Courses as well, relevant to most teaching license subject areas. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.  All Non-University Partnered PD courses will include a certificate of completion from Model Teaching.

To take our Online Non-University-Partnered Professional Development Courses, we recommend you submit our Request Course Approval Form to CDE.

While we always recommend you confirm your state or district’s license renewal requirements, we recommend choosing any of our regionally-accredited university partnered courses or course bundle packs.  These courses are in partnership with regionally-accredited universities and include an official transcript.
The most cost-effective option for teachers who need the maximum number of credits is any of our University-Partnered Bundle Packs. (See Below)

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

Types of Licenses:

Class A:
Ten (10) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area
OR
Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area AND Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area
OR
Six (6) semester hours in content or job/skill related area
OR
Completion of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process

Class AA, AAA or AAAA:
Three (3) semester hours in content or job/skill related area
OR
Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area 
OR
Completion of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process

Reinstatement of an Expired License

An expired five-year standard license may be reinstated with one of the following options:

  • six hours of college coursework
  • valid out-of-state license
  • documentation from PERS for retired educators
  • CEUs

REFERENCE: Mississippi Department of Education

What We Recommended for Mississippi Teachers

Build Your Own Graduate-Level Bundle Pack

Access Our Full University-Partnered Course Menu to Earn Your Required Number of Credits

  • Includes full access to all graduate-level courses from any of our university partners

  • Register for any credits package, take any courses until you use all of your credits

  • Choose from our entire suite of university-partnered courses, work to complete as many as you wish at your own pace

  • Course Partners Include: University of the Pacific, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Massachusetts Global, & Valley City State University
  • All university-partnered courses are regionally-accredited & include an official transcript & letter grade

  • Great for salary advancement or license renewal

  • All courses self-paced & accessible for 1 year

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Salary Advancement Information for Teachers

Model Teaching partners with regionally-accredited universities across the country to provide graduate-level courses to thousands of K-12 teachers and educators every year. Generally, school districts across the country provide various salary scale advancement opportunities to teachers that often includes participation in graduate-level professional development. Our university-partnered, graduate-level courses are an excellent and cost-effective way for you to earn the continuing education academic credit you need.

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View Graduate-Level Courses Recommended for Salary Advancement

All Model Teaching university partners are regionally-accredited universities who offer our courses in partnership for graduate-level, academic and/or post-bachelorette credit.  Most states and school districts allow teachers to earn this type of credit as part of advancing in the salary scale.  Please check with your district’s policies regarding continuing education for salary advancement prior to enrolling.

The most cost-effective way to earn credits is by enrolling in our build your own bundle pack package (See Here).

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

These graduate-level courses are primarily designed for salary advancement and/or certificate re-licensure.  It is the sole discretion of any university that issues the Masters Degree weather or not they may accept these credits to apply to a degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state or district’s salary advancement policies or requirements. Please check with your district for details regarding your district’s salary advancement policies before enrolling in a course.

*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Mississippi Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Mississippi teacher re-certification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Course Approval form if you want to confirm use of one of our courses for your professional development, continuing education, or clock hour requirements.