2+2 Delta State University

General Information

Instruction is provided in an online and hybrid format. Classes meet approximately once a month face-to-face on a Hinds Community College campus and again through Canvas, an electronic virtual classroom. Students access the virtual classroom through a personal computer outfitted with a camera and microphone. These classes are held between 5—7 p.m. and 7:15—9:15 p.m. to accommodate working students.

Students must participate in field experiences in metro-area schools during the school day to complete instructional requirements for specific courses. During the senior year, the students participate in pre-internship and internship experiences in the metro-area schools. The final semester is the student internship and requires a complete semester of student teaching in metro-area schools.

Students must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA. Before being admitted to Teacher Education, students must meet one of the following requirements: have a 3.0 overall GPA, score a 21 or above on the ACT, or pass all parts of Praxis CORE (Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators).

Licensure Testing

Praxis II and Foundations of Reading tests must be attempted before student teaching. However, passing these tests is not required to graduate, but they are required to acquire a teaching license. These tests are Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching (5622) and Praxis II: Subject Assessment Curriculum and Instruction (5011) on the ETS website. Students can sign up for Foundations of Reading (190) on the Mississippi Department of Education website. All coursework taken at DSU is designed to prepare students for the content found on these tests.

Transfer Hours

DSU requires completion of 62 hours of specific courses; however, you may transfer additional hours that might apply to concentration/endorsement areas. Your transcript evaluation by a DSU advisor will provide additional information.

Math Courses

College Algebra, the Real Number System, and Geometry and Measurement are required for this program. Quantitative Reasoning can be taken in place of College Algebra. Mathematics through Problem Solving (MAT 331) is required and must be taken through DSU. Additional math courses usually apply to an endorsement in mathematics. An endorsement in math requires the completion of an approved program. See your advisor for additional information.

Concentrations and Endorsements

In order to graduate, candidates must have two areas of concentration consisting of 18 semester hours in each area. This will enable the graduate to earn a K-6 certification in the State of Mississippi. Candidates pursuing a secondary level (7-12) certification must complete 18-21 hours of content area courses. For the following endorsements, only eighteen hours are required: general science, English, social studies, and reading. For a SPED and Math endorsement, twenty-one hours of required coursework must be completed. A grade of C or higher is required in each course leading to endorsement.

Admissions Checklist for Elementary Education 2+2 Program

  • Meet Your Director – Dori Bullock is the Director of the Delta State University/Hinds Community College Elementary Education 2+2 Program. Her office is located in Moss Hall 222 on the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College. You may reach her at dbullock@deltastate.edu or by calling 601-502-7590 or 601-760-0082.
  • Meet The Admissions Team – Dr. Eddie Lovin, VP for Student Affairs, and Carley Brown, the Assistant Director of Admissions head up the Undergraduate Admissions Team. You can contact Admissions at 662-846-4020 and admissions@deltastate.edu.
  • Apply for Admissions – The application for admission will begin the process. Your recruiter can mail an application to you, or you may submit the application online. Tyler Holman is your Transfer Recruiter and can be reached at tholman@deltastate.edu.
  • Application Fee – A non-refundable fee of $25 must be submitted with the application for admission. Please apply for admission to DSU the semester prior to your start date.
  • Transcript – An official copy of your transcript must be submitted to Delta State University Undergraduate Admissions Office.
  • Immunization Records – Proof of two immunization dates for measles, mumps, and rubella is required of all students, unless exempt because of (1) actual, suspected, or planned pregnancy, (2) medical contraindication, or (3) birth prior to 1957.
  • Complete the Scholarship Information – Transfer scholarship applications can be found on the DSU homepage by clicking the Transfer tab under Admissions.


For full-time students (12-19 hours), the cost is currently $4,217.50. For part-time students, tuition is $31 per semester hour. These amounts are subject to change. Call the office of Financial Aid for assistance 662-846-4670.


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The award for Phi Theta Kappa is 100% tuition. Once at Delta State, students must complete 30 semester hours with a 3.0 GPA to continue eligibility for the last semesters.

Transfer Scholarship

The award for the Transfer Scholarship is 50% tuition. Students wishing to obtain the Transfer Scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. They must also complete 30 semester hours with a 3.0 GPA to continue eligibility for the last semesters.

Additional Scholarships

There are many scholarships available. Please investigate all of additional options for the following scholarships: Privately funded scholarships, state scholarships, MTAG, and the WIOA Scholarship (through the WIN Job Center). There are also forgivable loans for teachers.


Dori Bullock
Director of Delta State 2+2 Program