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Dates and Application Information

TMI Application Information

Application Summary:

The application must include a handwritten signature.

  • The application deadline for the Spring 2017 session is Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Candidates must submit to a background check no later than Monday, January 16, 2017. Completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance to the Teach Mississippi Institute.
  • The non-refundable $40 application fee should be made payable to The University of Mississippi/TMI.
  • Applicants must submit a background check (either the memo from school/district discussed in the background check section above or a background check through Applicants will NOT receive notification of acceptance into the program until TMI Online calculates GPA -AND- receives an acceptable background check. The fee for using is $40 paid directly to the vendor (this $40 fee is in addition to the application fee).
  • All transcripts must be submitted via e-script (if your institution offers it) to –OR- a sealed envelope bearing the seal or signature of the registrar. If sent by mail, you can either:
    • Ask the institution to mail your transcripts directly to TMI Online, -OR-
    • Ask the institution to mail your transcripts to you (may be stamped “student issued”) then you may mail them to TMI. If you select this method, do not open the sealed envelope as the transcript will no longer be deemed official, thus we cannot accept it.
  • Test scores must be submitted as originals. Select the Teach Mississippi Institute Recipient Code (1806) when you register for your Praxis exams (add 7599 also if taking Praxis outside of Mississippi) –OR- e-mail the locked PDF of your official Praxis scores to If you have not taken both Praxis Exams, make sure you put these institutional codes in when you register for your next exam; scores from the first exam will be included with the second. No printed copies will be accepted. ACT scores can be sent to UM (ACT Code 2250, but you have to let us know when they arrive at UM) as well as the MDE (ACT Code 9072) in place of a Praxis Core score.
  • All candidates in the TMI program must attend the MANDATORY orientation on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Oxford at the Oxford Conference Center (102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655; this is not the UM Campus). There will be NO EXCEPTIONS granted.
  • Please make all checks or money orders payable to “University of Mississippi” and mail the completed application to:

    Outreach and Continuing Education
    Teach Mississippi Institute
    P.O. Box 1848
    University, MS 38677

Application Checklist

Signed Application – Due by Wednesday, January 11, 2017
$40 Application Fee Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Background Check Monday, January 16, 2017
College Transcript*
Praxis Core Test Scores*
Praxis Subject Assessment Test Score*

* Candidates may be conditionally accepted into the program and begin coursework prior to passing the Praxis Core, Praxis Subject Assessment, and/or final undergraduate course. However, candidates will not be allowed to complete TMI 1 without providing these supplemental materials prior to the posted deadlines.

Important TMI Dates

Spring 2017 TMI 1 and TMI 2 Deadlines

TMI 1 Application Deadline Wednesday, January 11
TMI 1 Background Check Application Deadline Monday, January 16
TMI 2 Enrollment Deadline Thursday, January 19
TMI 1 and TMI 2 Orientation Saturday, January 21
TMI 1 Tuition Payment - $960 ($500 minimum due)
  • $845 tuition
  • $100 textbook
  • $15 lunch fee (for Orientation and Live Seminar)
Saturday, January 21
TMI 1 Observation Hours Reduction Request Monday, February 13
TMI 1 and TMI 2 Live Seminar in Raymond, MS Saturday, March 11
TMI 1 Coursework Completion Deadline Tuesday, April 25
TMI 1 Field Experience Due Tuesday, April 25
Reflective Essay Due Tuesday, April 25
TMI 2 Coursework Completion Deadline Thursday, May 4
TMI 1 Supplemental Materials Deadline / Course Extension Request Due Tuesday, August 1, 2017
TMI 1 Supplemental Materials Final Deadline (with purchase of Course Extension by Deadline) Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A full list of all deadlines (including individual unit deadlines) for TMI 1 and TMI 2 is provided in the program handbook distributed during the TMI Orientation. Please visit or email for more information.

You should apply if you have:

  • earned a bachelor's degree in a non-education area from a nationally/regionally accredited institution of higher learning (or are entering your final semester), and
  • possess extensive knowledge of art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, economics, English, family & consumer sciences, French, German, health, Latin, library/media, marketing, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, mathematics, social studies, Spanish, speech communications, or special education, and
  • want a secure and rewarding career that will impact hundreds of lives,

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