Teacher - Health Sciences
961 Career Pathway: Health Sciences and Career Pathway: Healthcare and Clinical Services
This endorsement licenses a person to teach the following secondary courses: 995000 Health Sciences I
995001 Health Sciences II
995002 Orientation to Health Sciences
995003 Theory and Application of Health Sciences I 995004 Theory and Application of Health Sciences II
995005 Workplace and Employment Skills in Health Sciences 995100 and 995101 2-Carnegie unit courses being developed
995102,995503,995504,995505 1-Carnegie unit courses being developed
Minimum Requirements for this Endorsement:
Applicant must be a Registered Nurse who is a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a two-year (associate) degree or higher. Consideration being given to requiring 4-year college degree in the future.
- Technology Literacy and Related Assessment of that Competency
Applicant must validate technology competency by attaining the established minimum score or higher on an assessment approved by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). The assessment must be directly related to technology competency required by the grade level and subject matter being taught. Approved assessments for this license are IC3, Propulse, or other
specific assessment created by third-party vendors, authorized by the Local Education Agency (LEA) and approved by the MDE.
- Occupational Experience and Related Assessment of that Experience
-Applicants with an associate degree must have at least two years of verifiable occupational experience in the past ten years. Experience must be appropriate to the subject to be taught
-Applicants with a bachelor or higher degree must have at least one year of verifiable occupational experience in the past ten years. Experience must be appropriate to the subject to be taught.
-Applicant must possess and maintain an unrestricted Mississippi Registered Nurse License.
- Applicant must possess and maintain CPR Certification through American Heart Association (this certification is prerequisite to Health-care Provider Basic Life Saver, Instruction Level certification).
-Applicant must possess and maintain a Health-care Provider Basic Life Saver, Instructor Level Certification through American Heart Association.
- Teacher Education Preparation and Related Assessment(s) of that Education
-Applicant must enroll immediately in Vocational Instructor Preparation (VIP) program or the College and Career Readiness Educator Program (CCREP).
-Applicant must complete the individualized professional development plan (PDP) requirements of the VIP or CCREP program prior to the expiration date of the three-year vocational license.
-Applicant must successfully complete a Certification for online learning workshop, module, or course that is approved by the Mississippi Department of Education
- Applicant must successfully complete the Health Science and Healthcare and Clinical Service Certification workshop, module, or course that is approved by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Note #1: If the applicant meets all requirements listed above, that applicant will be issued a 961 endorsement-a five-year license. If the applicant does not meet all requirements, the applicant may be issued a three-year endorsement (license), and all requirements stated above must be satisfied prior to the ending date of that license.