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2019 Male Educators of Color Convening

2019 Elevate Teachers Conference

Reminder: There are seats remaining for attendance at the Mississippi Department of Education’s (MDE) Office of Teaching & Leading 2019 Elevate Teachers’ Conference.  The conference will be held at the Jackson Convention Center in Jackson, Mississippi on July 8-9, 2019.  Participants attending both days will receive 1.0 FREE CEU credit.  Proposed sessions include, but are not limited to, Culturally Responsive Teaching PracticesClassroom ManagementTeacher Leadership & AdvocacyEducator Licensure, and a host of others.  

2019 MS Teacher Leaders Workshops

Benefits of workshops:

• Receive access to Teacher Leadership Toolkits

• Learn strategies from other teacher leaders through peer consultancy

• Learn approaches for leading others

• Learn how to communicate classroom management strategies/techniques to new teachers and other colleagues

• Receive information regarding teacher mentoring and induction

• Learn strategies for evaluating teacher leadership programs

Register for both workshops via GoSignMeUp. Teacher Leaders will receive 1.2 CEUs for attending both workshops.

2019 Praxis Workshops

Free Praxis Workshops

Summer Opportunities for Teachers

The National Endowment for the Humanities, through its Landmarks in American History and Culture Program, will support two week-long workshops celebrating the heritage of the Mississippi Delta.  The Most Southern Place on Earth:  Music, Culture and History in the Mississippi Delta will explore the region’s impact on America’s music, foodways, civil rights, literary heritage, and political landscape.  Workshops will be offered to thirty six participants each between June 16-22 and July 7-13, 2019.  They are open to K-12 teachers, including public, private, and home school, and librarians.  Five graduate credit hours may be earned.  This will be the 10th year of NEH support for this exciting workshop.

Stipends of $1200 are available.  Complete information and application materials are available from the Delta Center for Culture and Learning at and additional information is provided by NEH at  The Directors of the workshop are Lee Aylward ( and Dr. Rolando Herts (,) the Director of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning.

University of Mississippi Offers Programs to Address Teacher Shortage

The University of Mississippi offers several programs designed to address the teacher shortage:

Online MAT Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) online program is a 36-hour alternate-route certification program for candidates who currently hold a bachelor’s degree. Coursework focuses on providing the pedagogical knowledge and skills needed for secondary instruction to those with sufficient content knowledge. MAT candidates may apply for certification in math, science, social studies, or English. After the initial coursework consisting of two courses, MAT candidates are certified to teach grades 7-12 (candidates can teach grades 5 and 6 if the school where they teach splits students into subject-specific courses. This possibility is dependent on the school district’s structure and policies). In addition, the program is available for people who are already licensed teachers.

Mississippi Teacher Corps

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. MTC provides training, support, certification, and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from the University of Mississippi. During the school year, participants receive full pay and benefits from their school district and attend graduate classes at the University of Mississippi. Each year, MTC accepts between 25-35 candidates. Due to the size of the program, MTC can offer individualized support. All participants move as a cohort through each stage of the training and coursework.

Online M.Ed. for Teachers

Don’t just earn your master’s-become a Master Teacher. The University of Mississippi Online M.Ed. degree helps elementary and early childhood educators utilize the best practices and latest research related to the education of children in grades Pre K-6. Flexible programs are designed so educators can pursue their master’s without leaving work or commuting long distances. Two online programs are available: (1) M.Ed. in Elementary Education and (2) M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education.  Both programs employ alternative methods of delivering course content, giving educators the most flexibility possible to allow you to fit coursework into your work and personal schedule.

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