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Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers Program (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) 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 nationally 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:
Who is eligible?
Program applicants must meet the following requirements:
*Pre-coursework information includes a combination of English composition, social/behavioral science, humanities, fine art, math and lab-based sciences.
* 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:
Some school districts also provide tuition reimbursement assistance.
For those candidates with military experience, please visit the MS Troops to Teachers website for financial assistance.
*NOTE: Previous year participants who completed the three week summer session but DID NOT complete the Saturday sessions will owe $900.00 to complete this program.
In what subject areas can an alternate path license be obtained?
Specific subject areas have been approved for the MAPQT program. These new Praxis areas have recently been added. Health, Library Media, Economics, Latin, and Chinese. Please click on the praxis link for a list of subject areas and test codes.
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For practice tests for CORE and Praxis II please go to the following website:
Click on : Career Center
Once you get to the Career Center, enter the name of the CORE or Praxis II test in the search engine. This will connect you with available practice tests.
*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.
To view the locations in MS where Praxis I and II are being offered please click on the following link.
For more information about Praxis please visit their website.
ATTENTION!!! Anyone wanting to become a Special Education Teacher, please click below for information on Praxis Preparation Assistance ......for additional details please call 601-321-3902 or e-mail email@example.com
Mississippi transition to teaching Grant, Click on the link below to download application.
The following vignettes can assist you with the mNET process.
First Link: Vignette4C What is mNET--Mississippi? - http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p7y22qi41tw/
This vignette describes what mNET is and reviews its purpose, the eligibility criteria, and the benefits of participating. It could be used with prospective participants for your program. It could be a link on your website. It could be used with current participants in your program to explain the resources available to those who are completing Part 1 of your program and are beginning to seek employment.
Second Link: Vignette 5 Mississippi Application—PRAXIS - http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p5ntjeo4shh/
This vignette walks a prospective participant in your program through the application process for requesting support in passing the PRAXIS exams.
Third Link: Vignette 6C Mississippi Application--Teacher of Record - http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p61zz5jejtk/
This vignette walks a special education participant who is completing Part 1 of your program and who has secured a special education teaching position in one of the 54 eligibile (for continuing mNET support) districts through the application process.
Fourth Link: Vignette 1 H Reimbursement http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p45l46f1euf/
This vignette walks eligibile participants in your program through the process of securing up to $1,000 reimbursement for expenses they have or will incur in earning that five-year certification.
Where is the training offered?
Currently, summer workshops are offered at six 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
MAPQT 2015 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 08, 2015 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 and Praxis II, and official sealed transcripts and mail to
Mississippi Community College Foundation
ATTN: Vickie McGee
MAPQT Admin. Assistant
1900 Lakeland Drive, # 941
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 321-3902 firstname.lastname@example.org