The School of Education prepares elementary and special education teachers, as well as educational administrators, higher education professionals and researchers. The school also manages field placement, teacher candidacy (also known as student teaching), and graduate administrative internships for all educational licensure programs at the University. The School of Education also provides an alternate-route pathway for secondary teacher certification.
Professional education programs are nationally accredited through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and their appropriate specialized professional association accreditation bodies. All professional education programs within the University undergo periodic review to ensure that national and state standards are achieved and that student outcomes are appropriate. Each program adheres to a conceptual framework developed to ensure all educational licensure students graduating from The University of Southern Mississippi possess the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and diversity outcomes developed by internal and external stakeholders.
ProgramsMaster of Arts in TeachingMaster of EducationMaster of ScienceSpecialist in EducationDoctor of EducationDoctor of PhilosophyGraduate Minor