Mississippi Substitute Teaching License

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The Mississippi Department of Education does not require substitute teacher working in the state to have a license or permit. Each school district regulates its own substitutes and ensures that they meet the requirements.

Many Mississippi schools will let you choose the grade levels and/or subject areas in which you wish to substitute teach.

Want to learn how to earn a professional teaching certification? Contact schools offering teaching certification programs in Mississippi.

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Education Requirements

Most Mississippi school districts require a minimum of an associate’s degree in order to be able to substitute teach. Some mandate that substitute teachers have a bachelor’s degree. Check with your local school district for its requirements. Official college transcripts must be presented at the time you apply.

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Experience

No experience is necessary for most substitute teaching positions in Mississippi, although some school districts prefer that you have some experience working with children.

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Criminal History Background Check

When you apply to become a Mississippi substitute teacher, you must sign a Child Abuse Registry Authorization Form and a Background Check Authorization Form. This authorizes the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to run your fingerprints through a complete background check. You may not work as a substitute teacher until all background checks are completed.

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Contact Information

Contact your local Mississippi public school system for information on substitute teaching opportunities. A list of all Mississippi school district websites may be found here for your convenience.

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