ALL FOUR items listed above must be submitted prior to admission. The final item on the list is probably the most confusing. Essentially, if you have an ACT score of 21 or higher (or SAT score that meant the same the year you took it), you do not need a Praxis Core and you can be admitted regardless of your college GPA. If you do not have the ACT, but your overall undergraduate GPA (min. 120 hours) is a 3.0 or higher, you do not need the Praxis Core. Finally, if your overall undergraduate GPA was less than 3.0, but your last 60 hours of college credit (including graduate level coursework) is 3.0 or higher, you do not need the Praxis Core. If you do not have the ACT/SAT score, and you do not meet the GPA requirement, you should take the Praxis Core.
The last two pages of the information guide is the TMI 1 application. Please make sure to sign and date the included FERPA release (in case we need to talk to MDE on your behalf). Application can submitted by mail, by fax, or by upload (see next page), but application fee may only be mailed.
To complete TMI 1, you must complete both Module A and Module B, but you can choose to take those modules concurrently or sequentially. That is, if your schedule allows, you can enroll in both modules at the same time. However, if you would prefer a less intensive experience, you can take the modules one at a time (but you must complete both before we can recommend you for licensure).
All Teach Mississippi Institute candidates must submit to a background check. Candidates have two options to satisfy the background check requirement (no additional substitutions allowed). These options are:
TMI requires an official college transcript showing a bachelor’s degree (or senior status) from an accredited college or university -AND- all undergraduate coursework. If candidate’s degree-granting institution does not list transferred coursework, additional transcripts should be sent. Master’s degree transcripts are not required. University of Mississippi graduates DO NOT need to request a transcript. Institutions can send electronic transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of Jason Wilkins. Sealed official transcripts, sent by student or institution, are also acceptable. Transcripts that have been opened cannot be accepted. Please make sure to send transcripts to TMI, not to The University of Mississippi. We cannot access escripts or paper transcripts sent to UM Admissions.
Transcripts must also be sent to MDE before license can be issued (the TMI 1 completion instructions will prompt you to send transcript to MDE as you are applying; transcripts previously sent to MDE will still be on file with the agency).
ATTENTION: If you have attained senior status and are within one semester of your degree, TMI Online will need a copy of your transcript for admission -AND- a copy of the transcript once the degree has been conferred and posted (on the transcript).
When an application is received, an email is sent confirming receipt and providing a copy of the background check instructions listed previously. Throughout the admission process, emails may be sent to prompt applicant for materials or notify applicant of the receipt of materials.
Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. Candidates are notified of their admission via email. The PDF attached to the acceptance email includes the acceptance letter and invoice. If acceptance is conditional, an “orientation agreement” listing items needed before TMI 1 completion is also included.
It is important that the candidate application includes an email address that is regularly checked and belongs solely to the candidate (no school or employer owned emails).
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