Associate of Arts Teaching

A historic turnover in the teaching profession is on the way.  America will need two million new teachers in the next decade, and according to the Arkansas Department of Education, the teacher shortage in the Arkansas Delta is at an alarming level.  Mid-South Community College can get you started on the path to a rewarding career in education.




The Associate of Arts in Teaching at Mid-South Community College focuses on acquiring and appropriately applying a fundamental understanding of child development, educational theory and practice, and learning strategies.  Before graduating, students must successfully pass the Praxis I examination which will give them initial teaching certification in the state of Arkansas.

The program is designed to facilitate transfer into baccalaureate education programs in early and middle education.  A Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education is offered on the MSCC campus through Arkansas State University.

Mid-South Community College offers degree and certificate programs to meet student and community needs. Program courses address general education knowledge as well as behaviors needed for good citizenship and successful careers. Goals and course objectives are listed in the colleges catalog under Academic Programs to inform students so that they can better relate their college studies to their personal educational and career goals.

For more information about programs offered at Mid-South Community College or how to register, contact the Admissions Office at 870.733.6728 or email


Beginning Teacher Salaries

West Memphis School District | $38,000
Marion School District | $38,000
Memphis City Schools | $39,000

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