November 02, 2017

METP ~ Mississippi Exellence in Teaching Program

The College of Education at Mississippi State University is proud to offer the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP) Scholarship. This innovative scholarship is designed to recruit and prepare teacher candidates for the future of tomorrow’s education profession.  By Changing Tomorrow Through Education Today, the METP provides participants insight into world-class collaborative teaching pedagogy. 


Qualified high school applicants must have a 28 or above on their ACT or a score of 1310 or above on the SAT and a 3.5 overall GPA.  Participating scholars receive an award covering full tuition, books, room and board, and incidental expenses for four years of attendance along with a one-time technology stipend.  Participants gain exposure from faculty and fellow METP scholars at both Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi during a cross-campus visit and a summer residency.  Scholars have an opportunity to experience a study abroad or an off-campus learning experience and the added opportunity of attending a national or regional professional conference relevant to their teaching discipline. Upon graduation, scholars must teach in a Mississippi public school for five years.


On Monday, November 20th we will be hosting the annual METP Scholars Day on campus.  Please share this registration link with high school seniors interested in attending the METP Scholars Day.  Please encourage students to register for this event by Friday, November 10th.


To apply for the award, applicants must first be admitted to Mississippi State University, and complete the METP application in the scholarship platform by the priority deadline of December 1st.


If you have students interested in the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program at Mississippi State University or would like more information, please contact me by phone at (662) 325-5543 or by email at to schedule a time to visit.



Christa King


Christa King

MSU METP Program Manager

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program

308 Allen Hall

Mississippi State, MS 39762