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Mississippi LETRS® Training

Science of Reading School Recognition

Recognizing schools where 80 percent of teachers completed LETRS science of reading professional learning


Great news for Mississippi literacy educators! The Mississippi Department of Education, through the Office of Elementary Education and Reading, is offering LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) science of reading training. The LETRS course of study gives educators the skills they need to teach language and literacy to every student, even those with reading challenges like dyslexia.

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LETRS is accredited by the IDA

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“Every child deserves a teacher who is equipped to teach effectively. More than 15,000 Mississippi teachers have been trained on LETRS, and the impact on our students has been significant. Mississippi now leads the nation for overall progress on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) and holds the No. 1 spot for gains in fourth grade reading. Our investment in professional development for teachers has had a profound effect on student achievement.”

Carey M. Wright, Ed.D.

—Carey M. Wright, Ed.D. State Superintendent of Education

Congratulations to Megan Weigel, the winner of the VSL 2020 Aspiring Teacher Scholarship, sponsored by LETRS!

Teacher Resources

LETRS is authored by literacy expert Dr. Louisa Moats and aligned to the Structured Literacy Approach based on the science of reading. Varied learning experiences include self-paced, online coursework, webinars, and face-to-face follow-up sessions. Flexible training options accommodate the challenges of our current times and educators’ schedules.


Enroll in LETRS Third Edition Training Today! Reserve your seat now. Educators can choose from (check accuracy of offerings):

Participants will earn valuable CEU and SEMI credits.

LETRS Helped Transform Mississippi

The Science of Reading Changes the Score

Laura Woolf

Laura Woolf, J.D.

Sales Executive
AL, FL Panhandle, MS


Barbara Cooper

Dr. Tenette Smith

Director of the Office of Elementary Education and Reading
Mississippi Department of Education


Gay Finn

Kristen Wynn

K-12 State Literacy Director in the Office of Elementary Education and Reading
Mississippi Department of Education