Office of the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Education!

Whether you are just starting out on your college career, or a college graduate seeking to become a teacher, or a licensed teacher seeking an advanced degree in teaching, we can provide you with a program that will meet your needs.

At the bachelor’s level, the Department offers teaching programs in early childhood, elementary,physical education and secondary school education.

At the master’s degree level, the Department offers a Master of Arts in Teaching for the individual who holds a bachelor’s degree. This program, designed by the State of Mississippi to address teacher shortages in the state, allows college graduates to obtain employment as a teacher in the public schools while matriculating in the MAT program. The Teacher Education Department also offers Master of Science programs for licensed teachers in the areas of elementary education and special education.

We hope you will explore this Web site to find out more about our programs – or better yet, stop by and visit our Student Advisement Center in the Olympia P. Lowe Education Complex and find out more what we have to offer.

It is our belief herein the Teacher Education Department that there is no calling or career that could possibly be more rewarding than to be a teacher – a “holistic transformer” of young minds and spirits. Whether you are just exploring career choices, or a seasoned professional seeking to further your education, we stand ready to help you meet your goals.


Chair , Teacher Education Department