Minor in Education Leading to Licensure
Students interested in earning licensure for teaching (grades 7-12 or grades 4-6) may do so through by earning a minor in Education through our partnership with William Carey University. Interested students should contact the Millsaps Director of Programs in Education as soon as possible and must apply for admission to the licensure program by the end of the junior year. Applications are available by contacting the Millsaps Director of Programs in Education.
Students who are accepted into this program will complete 9 credits of coursework during the fall of the senior year and a student teaching residency in the spring of the senior year. Students should plan to have all coursework for their major and Compass requirement completed prior to the spring of the senior year.
Students completing the coursework and residency requirements for this program will be eligible for a Class A teaching license upon graduation. Credits earned in this program under the EDWC designation count toward the Master of Education in the Art of Teaching at William Carey University. Upon graduation, students in this program may continue coursework through William Carey University to complete this degree and upgrade to a Class AA teaching license.
Requirements for admission to the Millsaps/William Carey teacher preparation program:
- Be on track to earn an undergraduate degree in a non-teaching field. This should include at least 18 hours of coursework in the desired licensure area. Students must present documentation of an earned undergraduate degree before continuing beyond Residency II in the William Carey University Master of Arts of Teaching program.
- Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
- Document passing score on the Praxis CORE or ACT/SAT scores that meet state guidelines for teacher licensure, per https://www.medk12.org
Requirements for student teaching:
- Complete 9 credit hours of coursework as specified below, with a C or higher
- Document passing scores on the Praxis II subject area test no later than December 10 of the senior year. In addition, student seeking licensure in grades 4-6 must provide documentation of a passing score on the Foundations of Reading test by December 10 of the senior year.
Additional requirement for Class A teaching licensure (must be documented prior to graduation):
- Passing score on the Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning
Requirements to continue in the William Carey University Master of Education in the Art of Teaching program:
- Successfully complete student teaching.
- Document earned bachelor’s degree.
- Fulfill the general graduate admissions requirements for William Carey University (see wmcarey.edu).
Coursework for the Minor in Education Leading to Licensure