Mississippi Alternate Route Program

Mississippi has four approved Alternate Route Programs that lead to educator licensure, including:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • MS Alternate Path to Quality Teachers (MAPQT)
  • Teach Mississippi Institute (TMI)
  • American Board Certification for Teacher Excellence (ABCTE)

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis™ tests (see Calculator Use).

If you test in Mississippi, your score report will be sent automatically to the Mississippi Department of Education. If you test outside of Mississippi, select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Tests Required for All Licensure Areas

Alternate route teacher candidates must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests for licensure.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Passing Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 n/a 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 n/a 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5732 n/a 150
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Praxis II® subject area tests: Alternate route candidates are also required to pass one of the approved Praxis II subject area tests for the chosen alternate route program. See the Mississippi Educator Licensure, Alternate Route Programs website to find approved alternate route subject areas and more information on components of each program.

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary 4–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5014 0014 153

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Special Education 7–12 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 152

For additional information and requirements for other Alternate Route licenses, please see the Mississippi Educator Licensure, Alternate Route Programs website.

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin.

 

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