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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Program Details

Mississippi State University offers the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in either Early Childhood or Middle School. Students will take part in innovative and engaging education courses that provide the most current and evidence-based practices. The elementary education program is designed to prepare teacher candidates with the essential foundations for instructing children in grades K-8.


Minimum 2.75 GPA on 44 hours including the MSU general education core and cumulative GPA of 2.5. Background check. Test scores (passing ACT, Praxis Core, or SAT scores). Two letters of recommendation. Verification of 40 hours work experience with children or youth.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


Students will ONLY be licensed to teach in the state of Mississippi upon completion. If you plan to teach in another state, you are responsible for contacting your own state Department of Education to find out the requirements for a teaching license in that state.