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What is the World Class Teaching Program?

The MSU World Class Teaching Program is a university-based initiative designed to recruit and mentor teachers seeking National Board for Professional Teaching Certification.

The WCT Program at MSU was established through legislation in 1996 and was the only program for two years. After two years, additional university-based sites were added. 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.

The WCTP supports first-time candidates, advanced candidates (those taking additional time to certify), and renewal candidates. We provide face to face mentoring and online mentoring.

Each summer we host a four-day Summer Standards Workshop. During this workshop teachers study the Five Core Propositions and the National Board Standards that are the framework of the National Board Certification Process. We are now taking applications for the Summer Standards Workshop for first time-time candidates. To view a slideshow presentation with additional information on National Board Certification, click here.