The Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP) is a collaboration between The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and Mississippi State University (MSU) to attract the top performing students to teacher education programs with full scholarships and professional incentives.

Our goal is to attract top-performing high school seniors who want to become secondary English, mathematics and science – as well as elementary and special education – teachers in Mississippi. New teachers in these fields will help meet the demands of Common Core standards. All students who enter the program make a five-year commitment to teach in Mississippi after graduation.

Funded by the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson, the program is designed to create a unique “honors college style” learning experience for high achieving education students and promote collaboration between students and faculty at both universities.

Both Ole Miss and MSU will accept up to 30 students each year.