Teaching is one of the most important and rewarding professions you could pursue.
Our programs will ignite your passion and empower you to become a change agent in the field of education. Discover our majors here.
Collaboration is key
Within the School of Education, our dedicated faculty and staff strive to provide a creative and supportive environment that utilizes a variety of educational experiences for all students. Our goal is to prepare educational professionals who positively and effectively interact with persons diverse in race, culture, gender, age, ability, and/or developmental level.
Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program
The Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP) attracts top-performing students to an innovative new teacher education program using one of the most valuable scholarships ever offered in our state coupled with invaluable experiences. Our goal is to train new secondary English, mathematics, and science educators–as well as Elementary and Special Education teachers–for Mississippi. Each METP fellow makes a five-year commitment to teach in a Mississippi public school after graduation. We accept up to 30 fellows for the fall term.
Points of pride
• Graduates receive 655+ hours of classroom experience in every School of Education program
• The Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program, a competitive special program, offers full cost-of-attendance funding plus study abroad and professional development opportunities.
• The School of Education provides more than 60 annual scholarships for undergraduate students