College of Education & Human Sciences
Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) Program
Beginning in summer 2022, the first cohort of MTR students began studying at Delta State with support from an almost $2-million grant from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). MTR is part of a statewide initiative to expand and diversify the teacher pipeline so that all students have teachers who are well-prepared, appropriately licensed and can serve as role models.
To learn more about MDE’s goals for MTR and apply for the 2023-24 school year, visit mdek12.org/OTL/MTR.
Classes begin May 22, 2023.
- For Graduate Students Who Do Not Already Possess an Educator License
- 1 Year Master’s Program (Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters) in Inclusive Elementary Education that Prepares Candidates for Elementary K-6 and Special Education Mild/Moderate K-8 Licensure
- Full Academic Year Residency Experience in Local Elementary Classroom
- Participants Receive: Full Scholarships, Textbooks and Testing Fees
- Participants Interview with DSU and Partnering Districts as Part of Selection Process
- Applicants Must Already Possess a Bachelor’s Degree and 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)
2022-2023 Partnering Districts:
- Cleveland School District
- DeSoto County School District
- West Bolivar School District
- Forrest Municipal School District
- Clarksdale School District
- Winona-Montgomery Consolidated School District
- North Panola School District
- More districts to be added.