Back in December, the Mississippi Department of Education announced it will be awarding five universities with almost $10 million through the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) program.
The funding will be distributed between Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, University of Southern University, and William Carey University.
The MTR program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and is for people who are seeking a graduate degree in elementary and secondary education.
By April, the program will have up to 200 candidates and each will receive a full degree scholarship to one of the mentioned MTR-sponsored universities, waived test fees, mentorship stipends, and books.
The MTR graduate program was made to help fill the teacher shortage in Mississippi and provide students with teachers that are highly educated, certified, and prepared.
The application and complete list of qualifications are listed on MDE’s website. Application submission closes on March 15.