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Mississippi

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)

Unless it’s specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, you can’t use a calculator on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

Score reporting

  • If you test in Mississippi at a test center or at home, 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


All Areas

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

and

5713

156

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

and

5723

162

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

(On-screen four-function calculator provided)

5733

130

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

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.
 

To Be Certified in


Elementary 4–8

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5018

163

To Be Certified in


Special Education 7–12

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

152


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 (PDF).


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