Applications open for Mississippi Teachers’ Residence Grant to William Carey

William Carey University invites prospective teachers to apply for its Mississippi Teacher Residency Program (MTR) – supported by a $1.9 million grant from the Mississippi Department of Education. The application deadline is March 15.

“We are thrilled to be one of the universities chosen to receive a Mississippi Teachers’ Residence Scholarship. This is a solid new addition to William Carey’s teacher shortage initiatives, as it provides students with real-world classroom experience in the school districts where they are needed most,” said Teresa Poole, dean of the WCU School of Education.

The MTR program offers individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree in any field the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree in elementary and special education. It is a graduate program that combines academic courses and integrated job training to prepare successful candidates for classroom careers in areas with critical teacher shortages.

Each MTR student will receive a full scholarship, including textbooks, support for required licensing exams, individual mentor teachers, and course support from university faculty.

The program will select 10 applicants each year, for two years, from participating school districts. William Carey University will partner with these school districts:

• Covington County School District

• Forrest County School District

• Greenville Public School District

• Hattiesburg Public School District

Students chosen for William Carey’s MTR program will meet for orientation and tuition this summer. Work with the four school districts begins in August.

The MTR program is funded by the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. People of color, men, veterans and teacher aides are encouraged to apply.

The online application is available on the Mississippi Department of Education website:

For more information: Contact Mary Rodgers, [email protected].

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