Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

How are mentors assigned?

The director of the WCTP will assign a mentor once the application and fee have been received. Candidates are assigned to the cohort of the component that they are choosing to complete. Other mentors will assist the main mentor for each component. A mentor’s main goal is to look for presence of the standards and Five Core Propositions within your components.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How do I register for the National Board Certification Process?

Go to the following link: http://www.nbpts.org and click on the “Get Certified” button.

How do I register for WCTP?

Choose the link that describes you as a candidate at Support Programs, fill the application, and submit your payment.

What do I bring to the Summer Standards Workshop?

You will need to bring a current guide to National Board Certification, directions for components 1-4 in your certificate area, and standards for your certificate area.

What is the cost for the National Board Certification Process?

For WCTP:

  • There is a $100 fee for anyone that wants to join the WCTP this year.

 

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.
  • NBPT Costs

Who can become a mentor?

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