World Class Teaching Program

The University of Mississippi

Sometimes,  1 + 1 = 4
1 Year + 1 Year = 4 Components Completed! (Process Finished)

Financial Incentives
Mississippi teachers that certify will receive an additional $6000 stipend ($500 a month). Teachers in the following counties will receive $10,000  ($833 a month) upon certification: Adams, Amite, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, Holmes, Issaquena, Jefferson, Leflore, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Washington, Wilkinson, Yazoo
Mississippi will reimburse all first time candidates.

Join us, this fall.
Complete 1 component in the fall & 1 component in the Spring

With the two year process,
you have an entire semester to complete just one component!

Learn More
Watch our Virtual Interest Meeting Video. (CLICK)

It includes the Next Steps, which are…
1. Register with the National Board 
2. Register with the World Class Teaching Program
($100 enrollment fee. Scholarships are provided to the 13 counties and Advanced Candidates who did not certify)
Email Tammy Kirkland (
if you have any questions

Available Candidate Support

Face-to-Face mentoring starts back in September at select locations (Oxford, Grenada, Southaven, and Tupelo)

Online mentoring is available regardless of where you live. Online mentoring INCLUDES Face-to-Face online monthly Zoom meetings!

  • The WCTP can only provide candidate support to Mississippi teachers.
  • Application for 2019-2020 is now open and avialable
  • The deadline to join is February 28, the last day to register for National Boards.
  • Registration reopens each spring.
  • Components cost $475 each