Frequently Asked Questions

How are mentors assigned?

The director of the WCTP will assign a mentor once the application and fee have been received.  In most cases a mentor who has received certification in your desired certificate area will be assigned to you.  However, for some certificates there are few certified teachers so the best match will be made.  Remember, you know your content.  A mentor’s main goal is to look for presence of the standards and Five Core Propositions within your components.

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How can I become a mentor?

Contact the director at tfs2@msstate.edu

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How do I apply for the Summer Standards Workshop?

Go to the New Candidates link on this website and complete the Summer Standards applications. Send the application and fee to the address listed at the bottom of the application.

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How do I get my refund for National Board fees from MDE?

You will need to take a copy of your email stating you have completed the process to your district personnel.  You may also go to the following website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/school-financial-services/school-financial-services-master-teacher

Click on the “Request Fund Form” link and copy the application.  But, your district has to request the reimbursement of funds.

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How do I pay for a mentor?

You will need to fill out the World Class Teaching Program application and return the application and your payment to the address at the bottom of the application.

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How do I receive a mentor?

You will need to fill out the World Class Teaching Program application and return the application and your payment to the address at the bottom of the application.

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How do I register for the National Board Certification Process?

Go to the following link and click on the “Get Started” link.

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How do I register for WCTP?

Choose the link that describes you as a candidate.  Fill out the World Class Teaching Program application and return the application and your payment to the address at the bottom of the application.

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What do I bring to the Summer Standards Workshop?

You will need to bring a copy of the standards for your specific certificate area, the current Guide to National Board Certification and directions for Component One and Two.

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What is the cost for the National Board Certification Process?

For WCTP:

First time candidates pay a fee of $100 per component.  This fee is used to pay the assigned mentor.

Advanced Candidates pay $75 per component.  This fee is used to pay the assigned mentor.

Renewal Candidates pay $200 for renewal support.

For NBPTS:

There is a $75 annual fee for the National Board Process.

There is a $475 fee for each component.  There are four components.

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Who can become a mentor?

Any National Board Certified Teachers.  For the MSU World Class Teaching Program, someone in the recruiting area is preferred.

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