Effective September 1, 2018, the state of Mississippi transitioned to the new version of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) test code 6990. The qualifying passing score of 151 represents Mississippi’s required score for the new replacement version of the SLLA, test code 6990. Test preparation materials may be accessed via the following website: https://www.ets.org/sls/prepare/materials/6990.
According to current policy, if the former version of the SLLA 6011, was taken and a score of 169 was earned on or before August 31, 2018, that passing score will be accepted until August 31, 2020. The score 151 does not represent an adjusted score for SLLA 6011, rather, a score of 151 represents the required passing score for the new version of the SLLA, test 6990.
Licensed educators seeking to serve in administrative positions in Mississippi K-12 public or parochial schools must become certified as administrators. Administrator certification can be obtained through:
- Traditional – degree program in Educational Leadership
- Alternate Route – the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership program is the approved program being offered for alternative administrator certification
1. Traditional Note: A masters, specialist or doctorate in Educational Leadership/Administration is specifically designated for Administrator K-12 certification. With that degree, all Administrative requirements must be met before the class level of the license can be upgraded.
- Administrator License Approved Program Route Requirements
- Verification of Experience Form OEL EXPV 1 31 2018
2. MS Alternate Path to Quality School Leadership
3. District Superintendent License - Alternative Qualifications
- District Superintendent License Criteria June 2018
- Licensure Application Packet K-12 Updated 2018-5
- Verification of Experience Form OEL EXPV 5 2018
- FAQ for Alternative Qualifications for Superintendents - June 2018
- K-12 Administrator Licensure Renewal Requirements for Traditional Route Administrators
- List of Approved SEMI and OSL Agencies Updated 5/4/2018
Educator Licensure Resources