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EMCED is committed to assuming a strong leadership role in supporting public educators’ efforts to develop quality learning environments in which all children can obtain a quality education. EMCED’s partnership with member school districts and Mississippi State University promotes high-quality instruction in the classroom and overall school improvement by enhancing and improving the personal and professional effectiveness of educators.  This is accomplished through high-quality professional development opportunities and support services provided in an efficient and affordable format.  

ALL Teachers, ALL In

Annual Conference for SPED and GENED Teachers

October 19, 2023

For more Information on this free conference Click Here:

Professional Growth System 
PGS trainings are now available for registration.

All trainings are posted on the EMCED webpage and on MDE's PD calendar (Trumba).

For a listing of the trainings hosted by EMCED Click Here

Practical Application of AI in the Classroom

Come explore practical applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the classroom, and find out how it enriches the educational experience for both educators and students. School administrators attending this session will learn transformative ways to employ AI that can significantly streamline and expedite various administrative processes.

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Refining MTSS Practices to Increase Impact

 When MTSS processes are well designed, everyone benefits. In this workshop for teams of New School Leaders and School MTSS Coordinators, the team of presenters will work with participants to determine strengths and opportunities for improvement in participant team's schoolwide MTSS processes and procedures. Participants will explore best practices and ways of investigating what is working as well as identifying obstacles to be addressed to increase student achievement impact. The day will include whole group sessions as well as small group elementary, middle, and high school sessions in order to address specific methodologies at each grade span. Join Dr. Paula Tharp, School Improvement Coach and Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Mississippi State University; Dr. Melissa Philley, Principal, Madison Avenue Elementary School; Crystal Chase, Principal, Ridgeland High School, and Dr. Kimberly Russell, Interventionist Coordinator, Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District for this full day MTSS hands-on workshop. Please bring information that will assist in reviewing schedules and processes as well as any specific questions or concerns the team can provide assistance in resolving.

 October 11, 2023

 MSU-Meridian,   Kahlmus  Auditorium 


EMCED Leadership Institute

EMCED is excited to offer training for K-12 administrators needing professional learning opportunities to address leadership practices that administrators face daily in their local school and districts.

The EMCED Leadership Institute is comprised of 9 modules based on the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and are scheduled throughout the school year allowing participants to make the commitment to prepare, communicate, and practice skills of the training.

The first module will start in August 2023, and sessions will conclude with module 9 in April 2024. Participants will have access to the best trainers in the state, with current superintendents, former superintendents, district personnel and college professors leading the trainings.

Each module is a two-day training with 10 SEMI’s and 1 OSL offered. Each module is a stand-alone training. Participants may attend one, two or all nine modules.

The cost for each module is $160.00 for EMCED members and $220.00 for non-members.

To register go to

For more information you may contact us at 601-484-0306.

Modules and dates

Practical Leadership for Administrators

Practical Leadership for Administrators

This unique training program is designed for entry and career level administrators of Mississippi schools.  The goal of this training is to prepare school leaders for practical, effective leadership, which positively impacts school improvement and, subsequently, student learning.  The program employs a number of learning platforms interspersed over the program’s lifetime and addresses a wide range of topics necessary to prepare school leaders to meet today’s challenges and responsibilities.

This 17 Week Course will provide each participant a hybrid professional learning model with 6 days face-to-face trainings, 16 hours of direct coaching, and 25 hours of self-paced online virtual training with a total of 78.5 hours which is more than the required 62.5 hours required for 5 OSL’s


New Administrators Training- Principals and Assistant Principals from newly identified schools (0-1 years of experience) are invited to join the Office of School Improvement for an informative  and engaging sessions to learn about best practices, guidelines, and protocols for continuous school improvement efforts.

Hilton Jackson

October 20, 2023

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Fiscal Bootcamps

Bring your laptops and join the OSE fiscal team to work on your upcoming MCAPS application submission.


Room 011

October 24, 2023

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Mississippi State University
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