William Carey awarded grant for teacher residency program

William Carey University is offering a unique opportunity for those of you interested in become a K-12 teacher.

The university just received a nearly $2 million grant from the state Department of Education to offer a Mississippi teacher residency program.

That means anyone with a bachelor’s degree in any field may be eligible to earn a master’s degree in elementary education with William  Carey.

And the best part? You don’t have to pay for it.

William Carey is hoping that this program will fill teacher vacancies across the state. This year, there were about 3,000 vacancies statewide.

The residency program is available in eight public school districts across the state, including Picayune, Hattiesburg and Laurel.

For more information on the program, go to mdek12.org/otl/mtr or contact the program director, Dr. Mary Rodgers at mrodgers@wmcarey.edu

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