Mississippi Senate passes ‘teacher licensure’ bill
A bill revising licensure requirements cleared the Mississippi Senate unanimously yesterday, paving the way for hundreds of students to become trained as teachers.
Senate Bill 2511 would allow college students to enter a school of education if they have achieved a 21 ACT, 3.0 GPA on pre-major coursework, or a passing score on the Praxis Core.
The law currently requires a 21 ACT and 2.75 GPA in content coursework.
All of the schools of education in Mississippi’s private and public universities and colleges across the state support the change, citing the 21 ACT requirement as an obstacle blocking more than 350 students from becoming teachers.