Alcorn to host Fall World Class Teacher Academy Kickoff and Information Session

Alcorn State University is gearing up for the annual World Class Teacher Academy with a Fall Kickoff and Information Session.

The event will be held Saturday, September 12 in the Gold Room at the Dr. Clinton Bristow Dining Facility from 10 a.m. until noon. Teachers and administrators working in southwest Mississippi are invited to learn more about the prestigious National Board certification process, the Academy and how it supports those who want to be recognized as the best among K-12 teachers.

Topics such as becoming National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) candidates, recruiting and support, and the benefits of having professional support will be discussed at the event.

Coordinator Gail Gettis explained how becoming a NBCT will benefit students in their studies.

“Becoming a NBCT is what it takes to increase the level of student achievement,” said Gettis. “These teachers are among an elite group of educators whose skills have been enhanced by going through the board certification process. They have learned how to identify and incorporate National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Five Core Propositions, and how they work together to create the architecture of accomplished teaching.”

In Mississippi, NBCTs are recognized for their advanced teaching strategies and are paid a $6,000 stipend for as long as they maintain certification. Teachers can choose to certify in one of 25 certificate areas that cover 16 subjects from art to career technical education to world languages.

To register for the Fall Kickoff and Information Session, visit For more information, visit or contact Gail Gettis at 601-877-2417 or [email protected].

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