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Division of Field Experiences

To be admitted to the program, the following requirements must be met:

  • Complete one of these courses with a C or better: CUR 300 (Survey of Education with Field Experiences) CUR 302 (Orientation and Field Experiences) CEL 301 (Introduction to Elementary Education)
  • Submit application for admission to the Teacher Education Program
  • Meet test requirements for one of the following: Praxis I (reading, writing, and mathematics) or Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE or CORE) or  ACT composite score of 21.  Candidates with this exemption must also satisfy the university writing proficiency requirement.
  • Complete 44 hours of general education requirements
  • Achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average on the 44 hours of General Education coursework
  • Obtain a recommendation by majority of department/division faculty
  • Meet other requirements as dictated by state, federal, and/or accreditation agencies

Prerequisites for Student Teacher Interns

Internship applicants must be approved by the Teacher Education Council. All requirements for student teaching must be met before a student is admitted to the internship semester.

  • Senior standing (87 and over semester hours)
  • Nine hours in residence in the teaching field
  • Grade point average of 3.0 on all course work taken
  • Completion of prerequisite courses as shown in catalog
  • Submission of application for admission to the Internship Program
  • Recommendation by majority of department/division faculty
  • Pass the appropriate Praxis Specialty Area Test and the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Test

Application for Student Teaching Internship

Information for Teacher Candidates

Information for Cooperating Teachers

Information for University Supervisors

Teacher Education Handbook

 

Program Completion Requirements

In order to complete the Teacher Education Program and to qualify for a Mississippi teaching license, an applicant must:

  • Complete all requirements for the appropriate degree
  • Meet all the minimum course requirements
  • Pass the appropriate Praxis Series tests
  • Submit an application for licensure to the Mississippi Department of Education

The applicant is responsible for having his or her Praxis scores sent to the Mississippi Department of Education and Delta State University. Students who are exempt from the PPST or CASE based on ACT scores must pass either ENG 300 (Writing Proficiency Examination) or the PPST/CASE Writing test or ENG 301 or receive a score of 3 or higher on the CAAP Writing Essay Examination.

Required Scores for Licensure

See Appendix B and C at Mississippi Department of Education Requirements for Licensure

Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching

(for approved Teacher Ed program candidates only) Passing Score
Grade Level PreK-K (0621 or 5621) 157
Grade Level K-6 (0622 or 5622) 160
Grade Level 7-12 (0624 or 5624) 157
Grade Level K-12 Take K-6 or 7-12 Exam

Patti Boswell
Senior Secretary

Cheryl Cummins, Ed.D
Director of Field Experiences

James M. Ewing Hall
373 Cleveland, MS 38733
Phone 662-846-4405
Fax 662-846-4402

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