World Class Teaching Program

The University of Mississippi

Mississippi World Class Teaching Program Application

The 2019-2020 cycle is currently closed. We are no longer accepting applications. Our window will reopen on April 1, 2020.

Why join us? What can we offer you?
A NBCT mentor, access to our online candidate support course, WCTP 601, that includes a step-by-step module for each component and coming fall 2019, an instructional video library, monthly online Zoom meetings, face-2-face or online mentoring – earn CEUs for both, a closed Facebook group, communication through Remind, suggested timelines and assignments, and participation in our Spring Super Saturday mini-conference.
Why not join us?

  • We offer FREE candidate support for Mississippi teachers who did not certify.
  • Prior to registering with the WCTP, you must first register with the National Board
  • Every year that you participate in the National Board process, you must reregister with the National Board (and the WCTP) and pay the annual $75 National Board registration fee. (The Guide to National Board Certification, p.5)

Due to funding changes at the state level, the World Class Teaching Program has been prompted to add WCTP Participation Terms. Please, read through the following information that is provided to help you successfully navigate your registration.


Step 1, 2, and 3 must be completed during your National Board registration. If you have already completed your registration, don’t worry, you can log back into your National Board account and update your registration.

Step 1. Third Party Release
In the National Board registration process, step 4, you will see this screen. Notice Third Party is already marked as the default.

If you unmarked the default, did not release to Third Party, and need to update your account, you may find the instructions on how to do so here: (Click) Update Account to Release to Third Party

Step 2. Pay your $75 National Board annual registration fee (step 7 of the above registration process.)
Step 3. Make a ‘Good Faith” Down Payment, any amount you choose! For additional information, please, visit these links: (Click) Pay as You Go & Good Faith Down Payment   


Step 4, 5, and 6 are specific to the World Class Teaching Program’s application.

Step 4. Agree that you will only participate in one World Class Teaching Program.
Step 5. If applicable, pay the $100 Nonrefundable Annual Enrollment Fee.
WE OFFER FREE CANDIDATE SUPPORT TO MS TEACHERS WHO DID NOT CERTIFY! Once you mark that you are an Advanced Candidate, notification of the Advanced Candidate fee waiver will appear.
In an effort to help teachers, we have extended the deadline that the 
enrollment fee should be paid by to: November 1 (Fall) and for those that join us after November 1 by February 28 (spring) The link to pay will populate the application once you enter your county. (Applicants  from the following counties will receive a University of Mississippi Candidate Support Scholarship that will cover the enrollment fee. These counties were identified by the MS Legislature in an effort to increase teacher retention and strengthen Mississippi schools: Adams, Amite, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, Holmes, Issaquena, Jefferson, Leflore, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Washington, Wilkinson, and Yazoo. These counties receive $10,000 annual stipend once certification are achieved. All other counties receive a $6,000 stipend upon certification.)
Step 5. Complete the application below.

The WCTP will check the National Board database to confirm the Participation Terms have been completed prior to providing candidate support. Please, do NOT submit your application until you have completed all the terms with the exception being you plan on paying the $100 enrollment fee by the extended date.  

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cycle. We, along with the National Board, will open the 2020-2021 cycle on April 1.

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