The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has extended the application deadline for the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) program past the original date.
Now, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all 200 slots are filled or the participating universities can no longer accept candidates.
In December 2021, the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted to award more than $9.8 million in grant funds to five universities to cover tuition and expenses for up to 200 educators seeking a master’s degree in elementary and special education. The universities included Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, University of Southern Mississippi, and William Carey University.
Spring 2023 college graduates interested in applying could receive pending eligibility and go on a waiting list until degree conferral. Candidates who submitted complete applications before Feb. 15 will have priority for acceptance into the program.
To be eligible to apply, the educator will be required to have a bachelor’s degree and must either meet the minimum required passing score on the Praxis Core, have a 21 or higher on the ACT/SAT equivalent, or have a 3.0 GPA (60 hours of coursework). Applicants will be notified of their possible acceptance into the MTR program by May 2023.
Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship, training alongside a mentor teacher, testing support, and ongoing professional development.
Click here for more information about the MDE’s Mississippi Teacher Residency program.