MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of June 22, 2020

MOCA Applications / Online Learning Policy
The MDE has received several questions from districts about the current MOCA review process. MDE staff are working on revisions to State Board Policy Rule 56.1 to provide districts the… 

 Webinar Link – K-3: Literacy in a Time of Remote Learning 
The Office of Elementary Education and Reading recently hosted a webinar for administrators, teachers, and school-based coaches to help improve literacy supports for students and families from a distance. The webinar… 

 MDE Call Center Alert 
The MDE call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 5 p.m. To reach an MDE staff member, please call 601-359-3513.  

  Educator Licensure Call Center Alert 
The Educator Licensure Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. You may reach a licensure team member at 601-359-3483.

Due to the anticipated high volume of calls, please visit and the Educator Licensure section of before calling the office or emailing questions to the email address. Answers to most questions we receive are addressed on those webpages. A tool you can use to stay updated on your licensure request is the Application Support landing page. 

 Do You Have Questions for MDE?  
Please check the 
MDE COVID-19 Information webpage before emailing your questions to MDE staff. The answers to most of the questions we receive are addressed on the webpage. We also regularly add guidance, answers to new questions and links to our daily update email on this webpage. Daily updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate. 

 Announcements from all previous email updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate.