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Mississippi Teacher Corps

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. MTC provides training, support, certification, and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching (MAT) from the University of Mississippi. The school districts where participants are placed provide full pay and benefits.

Modeled after the Peace Corps, the Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) is a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. In addition to teaching, participants earn a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Mississippi.

Each year, they accept between 25-35 candidates. Due to the size of the program, the MTC can offer individualized support and all participants move as a cohort through each stage of the training and coursework.

During the school year all the MTC participants teach in critical-needs school districts in Mississippi and attend graduate classes at the University of Mississippi on a full scholarship.

Applicants must have:
-An Undergraduate degree with significant coursework (12-18 hours, depending on the subject) in at least one of the following areas: math, science, English, or social studies.
-3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.


April 1

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior

Graduate: None

Award Type:

Award Period:
Post Bachelors

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields; Math; English; Science, Social Studies

Additional Qualifications:
Must have a 3.0 GPA

Last Updated:
July 11, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17