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Dates and Application Information

Application Summary:

  • The application must include a signature.
  • The non-refundable $50 application fee should be made payable to The University of Mississippi and can be sent via check/MO to address below. There is no online option to pay the app fee.
  • Applicants must submit a background check (must be completed by deadlines above, see background check section on page 12 of this brochure for the two background check options).
  • All transcripts must be submitted (see transcript section on page 13 of this brochure for more information).
  • Test scores must be submitted as originals. Enter the TMI Institutional Code 1806 when registering for Praxis exams (add MDE Institutional Code 7599 if taking Praxis outside of Mississippi or using “Praxis at Home”) –OR- e-mail the locked PDF of official Praxis scores to If previous score reports were not sent to TMI or MDE, but additional Praxis exams will be taken, enter the institutional codes when registering for the next exam. Passing scores from previous exams will be included with the new score report.
  • Your ACT score from high school is NOT recorded on your college transcripts, but will probably be recorded on your high school transcript. As such, the cheapest way to get your ACT scores to us is to send a high school transcript. If this is not an option, ACT scores can be sent directly from the company to us by using the ACT Code 1432.
  • Applicants will NOT receive notification of acceptance into the program until transcripts, a background check, and a Praxis Exams (or replacements) have been received by the TMI office to accompany your application.
  • All candidates in the TMI program must attend the MANDATORY orientation on Zoom. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS granted.
  • During TMI 2, all candidates must attend two MANDATORY live sessions with a classroom management expert in Oxford (both will be on Saturdays).
  • Please make all checks or money orders payable to “University of Mississippi” and mail the completed application to:
    Outreach and Continuing Education
    Teach Mississippi Institute
    P.O. Box 1848
    University, MS 38677
  • Alternatively, candidates may upload the application to the secure file folder link . Application fee can be mailed to the address above (or paid online after admission). The secure folder can be accessed by clicking on, copying and pasting, or typing this link in your browser:

Important TMI Dates

Upcoming program terms:

Term Application Deadline Live Meetings (Saturdays) End Date
TMI 1 Spring 2024 12/18/2023 1/13/2024 (online)
3/30/2024 (online)
TMI 1 Fall 2024 6/17/2024 7/13/2024 (online)
TMI 2 Spring 2024 12/15/2023 or until all seats are taken 1/6/2024 (online)
2/17/2024 (live in Oxford)
3/23/2024 (live in Oxford)
TMI 2 Fall 2024 6/14/2024 or until all seats are taken 7/6/2024 (online)
8/17/2024 (live in Oxford)
9/14/2024 (live in Oxford)

You should apply if you have:

  • earned a bachelor's degree in a non-education area from a nationally/regionally accredited institution of higher learning (or are entering your final semester), and
  • possess extensive knowledge of art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, economics, English, family & consumer sciences, French, German, health, Latin, library/media, marketing, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, mathematics, social studies, Spanish, or speech communications, and
  • want a secure and rewarding career that will impact hundreds of lives,

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