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Professional Development Resources

MPE is pleased to provide the following professional development resources to support its members’ professional growth for the benefit of themselves and their students, as research has proven that superior professional development is vital to elevated school performance. MPE is not endorsing any provider or opportunity listed here; rather, the information is provided as a tool for MPE members in their endeavors.

Each provider’s website is listed so that MPE members may contact individual providers for additional information or to register for these opportunities. These professional development resources will be updated monthly, so please check back for the most recent information.

MDE Trainings 



NISL Trainings 



Reach MS Trainings


The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement (OCSAE), in conjunction with Realizing Excellence for ALL Children in Mississippi (REACH MS) will hold an Alternative Education Symposium on April 21, 2020 at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University (1230 Raymond Rd, Jackson, MS 39204). The training will focus on the purpose, mission, procedures, and elements of an Alternative Education Program. REACH MS will provide training on defining and understanding behavior to create function-based interventions. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Training will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be on your own. 

SEMIs will be awarded if approved by MDE. CEUs .6




Links to Register



8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

Online Professional Development

Click here for a complete list of online professional development courses that offer CEU and SEMI credits through the University of Mississippi School of Education.

Click here for a complete list of online professional development courses that offer CEU and SEMI credits through the University of Southern Mississippi.

Click here for a complete list of online professional development courses that offer CEU and SEMI credits through Delta State University.  

Additional Resources

Mississippi Public Broadcasting offers PBS TeacherLine, the premier provider of online professional development for educators. PBS TeacherLine offers more than 130 graduate level facilitated, online courses for teachers that span the entire curriculum: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies, and Science. PBS TeacherLine is committed to helping educators acquire the skills they need to become—and stay—the highly qualified teachers needed to prepare students for a successful future. For more information, contact Nancy Pearson at or 601-432-6254.

Mississippi e-Learning for Educators is a partnership between Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the Mississippi Department of Education which uses an online delivery model to provide effective professional development, leading to gains in educators’ content knowledge, improvements in teaching practices and increased student achievement. Participants learn and share best practices and instructional resources through interactive communities. For additional information, please visit or contact Jill Boteler at or 601-432-6203.

The Southern-Regional Educational Service Agency offers online professional development classes for K-12 educators. CEUs are offered. To view a listing of upcoming workshops, please visit For additional information, please contact Dr. Mary Walters at 601-266-6777.

The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with Virtual Education Software to office continuing education courses for educators.  View a complete course list and register via this link: