Pathways to Teaching

  • District Requested Licenses

    District-requested licenses are special licenses that can only be requested by an employing local school district or eligible nonpublic school.

    These provisional licenses provide local school district officials with the ability to employ candidates who are working toward full educator certification while temporarily addressing the ongoing teacher shortage.

    Employing local school districts and eligible nonpublic schools can now submit online requests for local district-requested licenses via the Educator Licensure Management System (ELMS).

JPS can request the following district-requested licenses for aspiring educators:

  • Career and Technical Educator’s License

  • Expert Citizen License

  • 1-Year Veteran’s Emergency Certificate

  • Special, Non-Renewable Licenses

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  • The Board of Trustees believes in the dignity of all individuals and worth of their labors. The Board of Trustees is an equal opportunity employer. See JPS Policy (GAAF) for the full statement regarding equal opportunity employment

  • Physical Address:
    624 South. President Street
    Jackson, MS  39201

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 2338
    Jackson, MS 39225


  • Have questions? We’re here to help!

    Telephone: (601) 960-8745

    Saundra Lyons
    Executive Director, Human Resources

    Stepfanie Nelson
    Director, Human Resources

    Dr. Tommy Nalls, Jr.
    Director, Recruitment

    Janet Wallace
    Manager of Teacher Support and Retention

    Cassandra Bonds
    PERS / Employment Verification Specialist


Last Modified on December 21, 2023