The MSU World Class Teaching Program

The MSU World Class Teaching Program is a university-based initiative designed to recruit and mentor teachers seeking advanced certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) process.

Benefits of Being a National Board Certified Teacher in Mississippi:

  • You will receive a reimbursement of the process fee ($1,900) if you complete the process. You do not have to certify.
  • Mississippi offers a $6,000 bonus if you certify.
  • Your MS license will be recertified for five years if you complete the process. You do not have to certify.
  • Your monthly retirement benefits will increase. (Some teachers have reported as much as a $400 a month increase in their retirement pay.)
  • Professional growth and learning. Plus, a sense of accomplishment for completing this rigorous process.

Benefits of going through the World Class Teaching Program (WCTP):

Currently, the passage rate for National Board Candidates who have participated in the MSU World Class Teaching Program is approximately 90%. Some candidates took one year, some took two years, and some took the full three years.