World Class Teaching Program

The University of Mississippi


Ready to get started or interested in learning more about National Board Certification? This page is for you!

Step 1.  You need to register with the National Board. You can do that here: Register with the National Board.  ($75 registration fee) When you register, you will be prompted to agree that you have read the following document. Guide to National Board Certification 

Step 2. Register with the World Class Teaching Program. ($50 enrollment fee. Scholarships are available, see application) You can do that here: Register with the World Class Teaching Program.

National Board Payment Plan
The National Board has a payment plan. You can learn about it here. There are four components. Components are $475 each. MDE will reimburse all first-time candidates regardless of what you score!

Watch our National Board voice-over Interest Meeting presentation.
It will provide you with the basics about National Board Certification and candidate support through the World Class Teaching Program.

Click on the image below to watch the presentation. (30 mins.)

If you still have questions, you will find answers and more resources in this Getting Started Padlet.
Padlet (Click Here) 

What happens next?
Once we have received your application, you will receive login information to WCTP 601. We will also place you with a mentor. Your mentor will reach out to you. Check out WCTP 601 Here: WCTP 601

Mentoring begins in September. However, candidates join us all year long!

Questions? Email Tammy Kirkland, NBCT, Program Coordinator or Kathy Howington, Program Assistant,