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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)

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 at a testing center or using the Praxis at home solution, and your Praxis profile address is in Mississippi, your score report will be sent automatically to the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • If you test outside Mississippi or your Praxis profile address is not in Mississippi, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Mississippi Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Mississippi Department of Education, you must select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) as a score recipient when you register.
  • For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Mississippi Department of Education (state code 7599) with each additional score report request.

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 Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5733 *
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Praxis® Subject Assessments: Alternate route candidates are also required to pass one of the approved Praxis 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 Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary 4–8 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5018 *

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Special Education 7–12 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 *

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

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin.

Mississippi Department of Education

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