Clinical Experience, Licensure and Accountability

Office of Clinical Experience, Licensure and Accountability

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

  1. Junior year status
  2. Submit application for admission to the Teacher Education Program
  3. 3.0 GPA on overall coursework OR ACT composite score of 21* OR CORE passing scores on all 3 parts (reading, writing, and math)*
    *Must maintain a minimum of 2.75 GPA on overall coursework with ACT or CORE
  4. Completion of CUR 300 (Survey of Education with Field Experiences), CUR 302 (Orientation and Field Experiences), or CEL 301 (Introduction to Elementary Education) with a grade of C or better
  5. Preliminary Departmental Recommendation Form (which includes positive disposition scores)

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.

  1. Meet all requirements for admission to Teacher Education Program
  2. Complete application for admission to Teaching Internship
  3. Senior standing (minimum of 87 hours)
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.75 on all coursework taken
  5. Prerequisite courses as shown in catalog completed
  6. Departmental recommendation by majority of faculty (which includes positive disposition scores)
  7. Submit score reports for Praxis II Specialty/Content Area and PLT
  8. Submit score report for Foundations of Reading Test (Elementary Only)

Application for Student Teaching Internship
Information for Teacher Candidates
Information for Cooperating Teachers
Information for University Supervisors
Teacher Education Handbook – Revised Fall 2021

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 (elementary and secondary) and Foundations of Reading Test (elementary only)
  • 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.

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


Anjanette Powers
Director of Clinical Experience, Licensure and Accountability

Becky Roberson
Senior Secretary

James M. Ewing Hall
373 Cleveland, MS 38733
P: 662-846-4405
F: 662-846-4402