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.
The MTC typically accepts about 10% of applicants, making the program one of the most competitive teaching programs in the country. This year we will accept 35 candidates. Since the program is so small, 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.