Why the SOE?

Change your life today to change student lives tomorrow.

Why pursue a degree with the School of Education?

We've all had an experience in school that changed our lives. Maybe it was a teacher and their amazing classroom, a counselor that reached out at the right time, or a principal that steered the school to greater successwhatever it was, it profoundly changed the course of our lives.

  • That's the power of education. A good, quality education changes lives. Pure and simple.
  • There's a ripple effect to a good education. Teachers, counselors, and school admin have the chance to teach for the moment to change lives forever. 
  • It is no small task. One that is at the center of our society and all the lives in it. 

That's why the School of Education at the University of Mississippi takes a holistic approach to its undergraduate and graduate programs.

We create teachers, counselors, and administrative staff because we know that each one of these roles is integral to the wellbeing of children throughout K-12 education.

  • Everything we do rests upon a student-centered approach where our students receive the personalized support and resources needed to excel as a student and an educator.

Why should you become a teacher?

Let our students tell you what education is all about!

Learn why the School of Education is the perfect place for you

We want you to become the best educator you can be. In order to make that happen, we've created a few resources to help you throughout your career as an educator.

Our resources will help you:

  • Start your academic journey
  • Refine your skills
  • Continue your lifelong learning as a professional educator

When you start a degree with the School of Education, we'll be there with you every step of the way. 

Every step of the way. Our promise to you. 

From enrollment to graduation to professional development and continuing education units—the School of Education has got your back.

Unlike other schools that end their journey with you as soon as you graduate, we're with you every step of the way. From our classrooms to your classrooms. 

Here's what a holistic educational approach looks like at the SOE.

The School of Education makes sure that:

  • Our degrees are affordable (or better yet, entirely free!). We offer over 70 scholarship opportunities, multiple graduate assistantships, and programs like METP, the Mississippi Teacher Corps, and the Mississippi Principal Corps that help pay most if not all of your tuition.
  • Your journey from student to educator should be as simple as possible. That's why we have dedicated academic counselors for undergraduate and graduate students that will help you with admissions, course registration, graduation, and Mississippi state licensure.
  • You get hands-on practical experiences to make sure you're ready for the classroom. We offer unique opportunities like TeachLive, the Clinic for Outreach and Personal Enrichment, research centers, and field experience placements, so you can practice what you've learned. 
  • You have lifelong learning opportunities to become a better teacher every year. We offer partnerships and programs like NMEC, WCTP, and CELI so you can level up with professional development and continuing education credits. 
  • You are part of a community of educators working together to teach the next generation of leaders. You'll have access to a country-wide, community-engaged mentorship from 65 knowledgeable, full-time faculty and clinical partners in 75+ schools and clinical or practicum sites.

With the School of Education, you don't just get a diploma. You get a life-long network of support. Our graduates thrive in the ever-evolving field of education as capable problem solvers, effective communicators, adept users of technology, advocates for diverse learners, and are lifelong learners themselves. 

Voice of Experience

"I realized when writing my application to the Honors College that I really was not sure about a lot of things about myself. I was, however, sure of three things: I love people, I love literature, and I love learning. What better way to put the three together than to become an educator. I personally can think of nothing more exciting!"

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