World Class Teaching Program

The University of Mississippi

Timelines

These timelines are only suggestions. Candidates are encouraged to set their own timelines, but the following information should help candidates plan out their certification journey.

Things to Remember: It’s YOUR choice

  • You can complete the process in 1, 2, or 3 years
  • You do not have to go in 1, 2, 3, 4 order of the Components
  • Component 1 – 40%, Component 2 – 15%, Component 3 -30%, Component 4 -15%

One Year
Fall – Component 2
Spring – Component 3
Summer -Test in June, Component 1 (Study for Component 1 throughout the year)

  • Begin the Component 4 module in WCTP 601 in the fall. Start whenever you have a good understanding of what you are being asked to do.
  • If you prefer, you can swap Component 2 and 3, but keep in mind, it is easier to
    show growth from the start of the year, and Component 3 is worth twice as much as
    Component 2

Two Years
Year 1
Fall – Component 2
Spring – Revise Component 2 and complete Component 4
(Study for Component 1 throughout the year and familiarize yourself with Component 3 using WCTP 601)

Year 2
Fall – Component 3
Spring – Revise Component 3 and Study for Component 1
Summer – Test in June, Component 1 (BUT start studying for the assessment in year 1)

  • If you prefer, you can swap Component 2 and 3, but keep in mind, it is easier to show growth from the start of the year, and Component 3 is worth twice as much as Component 2

Three Years
Year 1
Fall –Component 2 and Study for Component 1
Spring – Revise Component 2 and Study for Component 1

  • Familiarize yourself with Component 3 using WCTP 601

Year 2
Fall – Component 3 and Study for Component 1
Spring – Revise Component 3 and Study for Component 1

  • Familiarize yourself with Component 4 using WCTP 601

Year 3

Fall – Component 4 and study for Component 1
Spring –
Revise Component 4 and Study for Component 1
Summer – Test in June, Component 1