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Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers Program (MAPQT)
MAPQT is an alternative route to teacher licensure sponsored by the Mississippi Community College Foundation and approved by the Mississippi Department of Education. This program is designed as an alternative teacher training track for those who desire to become a classroom instructor. Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree, pass CORE or (21 or higher on ACT with subscores higher than 18) and Praxis II in specific subject areas.
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What is MAPQT?
During the ninety clock-hour workshops, participants will receive training from national board-certified teachers in skills essential for being successful in the classroom. Participants will be required to complete a portfolio, which will be beneficial to them as they seek employment.
Workshop topics include:
Effective Teaching Strategies
State Curriculum Frameworks
Planning and Instruction
Classroom Management Skills
Use of Technology in Instruction
Emphasis on Special Education
Who is eligible?
Program applicants must meet the following requirements:
* While a student must only have a 2.75 GPA in pre-major coursework to be considered for admission, this does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Due to new legislative requirements that go into effect September 30, 2015, the cohort group of students accepted at the time of a student's admission must have at least a 3.00 GPA average as a whole.
Does successful completion of the MAPQT program lead to a teaching license?
Successful completion of the summer program qualifies the participant for a three-year alternate path teaching license. In order to receive a five-year teaching license, the new teacher must successfully complete the following during the first teaching year:
(Please click the above link for subject area testing information)
*When registering to take your Praxis II exam, your scores may be sent directly to our office by entering school code #1483.
*Your Praxis II scores will be emailed to you by ETS-Praxis in PDF format. We will accept the emailed scores as ORIGINALS if they are PRINTED IN COLOR . We recommend that you print several copies for your use, as the PDF file will only be viewable for 30 days.
**For more information about Praxis testing and to view the locations in MS where CORE and Praxis II are being offered please click on the following link.
Where is the training offered?
Currently, summer workshops are offered at five community college campuses throughout the state.
You can print a map by clicking on the site you wish to attend.
Mississippi Delta Community College - Indianola
East Central Community College - Philadelphia
MAPQT 2016 Program Costs
Tuition:$2,500 breakdown as follows…
Application Fee: $50.00 Non-refundable
Summer Session: $1550.00 which includes training, manual, resource book, and materials.
Saturday session fees only apply to participants who secure a teaching position.
Saturday Session: $900/ can be paid in two installments
Any participant who leaves the program on or after June 06, 2016 will not be eligible for tuition reimbursement.
What is the registration procedure?
Those interested in the summer session should complete the application, attach the application fee, a copy of your driver's license CORE or ACT with 21 or higher (subscores 18 or higher) ,Praxis II, and official sealed transcripts and mail to :
Mississippi Community College Foundation
ATTN: Lauren Stewart
MAPQT Admin. Assistant
1900 Lakeland Drive, # 941
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 321-3902 firstname.lastname@example.org
QUICK LINKS:MDE Online Licensure
MS Teacher Center