Additional Dates in July Added for College and Career Readiness Course Training

Due to high demand, an additional dates have been added for the College and Career Readiness Course training:

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please register using the following link:


As a part of the Mississippi Diploma endorsement options, the College and Career Readiness (CCR) course will be a required course for the class of 2021-2022. CCR virtual professional development registration is now open for high schools wishing to implement the College and Career Readiness Course in 2020-2021.

The course does not require a specific teacher endorsement; however, high schools are encouraged to send at least one teacher and one counselor to a training. Scheduled trainings are listed below.

A draft copy of the College and Career Readiness curriculum and MSIS course codes are located on the MDE Secondary Education webpage, online at

Register for the CCR training by May 28:

 FAQs for the CCR Course

  1. Will other classes be allowed to substitute for the CCR course requirement? Course substitutions for the CCR course will be approved during the May State Board Meeting.
  2. Is there a CTE MSIS course code for the CCR course? No, only academic course codes are available.
  3. My district would like to participate as a pilot for 2020-2021, is there an application? Any high school may implement the CCR course in 2020-2021.  There is no pilot application.  Interested districts are encouraged to send the selected teacher, a counselor, and an administrator to the training.
  4. Is there a separate teacher endorsement for the CCR class? Any teacher with a valid 7-12 license may teach the CCR course.
  5. When is this class required for graduation? The CCR class is required for the graduating class of 2022 (current high school sophomores, upcoming juniors).

Please contact Heather Morrison ( with any additional questions.