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Beginning in summer 2022, the first cohort of graduate residents began studying at USM with support from a $2-million grant from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) as part of a statewide initiative to expand and diversify the teacher pipeline. To learn more about USM's grant: CLICK HERE

MTR Student Teaching

Program Components

  • 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 Interview with USM 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)

Degree Plan

Inclusive Elementary Education MAT Degree Plan

2024-25 Partner School Districts

  • Columbia School District
  • Forrest County School District
  • Hattiesburg Public School District
  • Jackson County School District
  • Jefferson Davis County School District
  • Moss Point School District
  • Pass Christian Public School District
  • Perry County School District
  • South Pike School District

Graduate Teacher Residency Application Timeline

The application is currently closed. Please complete the "Ask a Question" form linked below to be added to our contact list for the next program application cycle.


MTR Cohort for 2022

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College of Education and Human Sciences

127 Joseph Greene Hall (JGH) 
118 College Dr. #5023
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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