Addressing the Mississippi Teacher Shortage

A Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

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Live, Synchronous Instruction

We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.

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Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.

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Certified Teachers in Mississippi

Mississippi educators looking to teach online can teach in our partner schools across the country over livestreamed video. If you have a standard or professional license in Mississippi, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.

Teaching online gives teachers flexibility in their careers, better work/life balance, and the ability to pursue other passions.

Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also dynamic, engaging, and caring. Learn more about our online teaching jobs in Mississippi.

Teacher shortage in Mississippi

In February 2022 Mississippi Today reported, “The Mississippi Department of Education estimates that 54 districts within the state are experiencing ‘critical’ shortages in special education, STEM, elementary education, and foreign language fields, with over 2,000 unfilled positions across the state. However, Mississippi's inability to calculate the exact number of teacher vacancies through compiling data serves as a scapegoat for legislators to ignore the problem of inequitable education. In turn, the education gap is widened as students in low-income areas like the Mississippi Delta are supplemented with uncertified teachers or long-term substitutes.”

In January 2023, they report, "Certified teacher vacancies in Mississippi have decreased since last year, with 2,593 reported for the 2022-23 school year according to the Mississippi Department of Education. The state did not start tracking its critical teacher shortage until 2021, when the department found just over 3,000 public school teaching positions were either completely vacant or held by teachers who were not properly certified."

Ultimately, the most recent teacher shortage report shows 2,593 teacher vacancies in Mississippi during the 2022-23 school year.

Teacher Shortage reports claim, "Based on news and state reports, we estimate that there are at least 55,000 vacant teacher positions in the United States."

Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in MS

We offer a suite of services that mirror in-person instruction, covering standard classes, tutoring, and summer school in nearly every subject you need.

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Live Virtual K-12

Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our livestreamed certified teachers to ensure that when you can't find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge certified educator into your classroom.


Certified, qualified teachers in the subjects you need. For teacher vacancies or expanding course offerings.

Virtual School

Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.

Resources When Facing Teacher Shortages

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