The Mississippi Department of Education issues Entry-Level and Standard Career Level Administrator Licenses to qualified applicants. Both of these licenses are at the Class AA, AAA, and AAAA levels.
Learn more about the graduate school process. Contact schools offering educational administration degree programs in Mississippi.
Send the above information to Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensure, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771.
The Mississippi Department of Education does not require administrator licensure applicants to undergo a criminal history background check. However, you will not be hired as a school administrator in a Mississippi school without having a criminal history check and a child abuse registry check performed (under Mississippi Code 37-9-17).
Fingerprints will be taken as part of this process and submitted to both the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). You may not work as an administrator in any Mississippi school until your background checks are cleared.
For more information on approved programs in educational administration/leadership, go here for contact information of deans at each college/university in the state offering approved programs.
For more information on administrative licensure in Mississippi, contact the Office of Educator Licensure of the Mississippi Department of Education at 601-359-3483.