Mississippi Public Universities
Academic & Student Affairs
National Board Certification

The State of Mississippi provides support to public school teachers with at least three years of teaching experience seeking advanced certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This support includes:

  • Reimbursement of the $2,300 fee on completion of the process (whether or not certification is achieved);
  • Provision of a salary supplement of $6,000 per year for the life of the National Board Certificate (10 years); and
  • Renewal of the Mississippi Teaching License for one five-year period.
The Mississippi sites which provide support for teachers seeking this advanced certification are:
Gail Gettis
Alcorn State University
Walter Washington Administration Building/Suite 423
Lorman, MS
Telephone: 601.877.2417

Ginger Worthington
Delta State University
PO Box 3333
Cleveland, MS 38733
Telephone: 662.846.4384

Vanetta Kennerson
Jackson State University
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: 601.432.6270

Tina Scholtes
Mississippi State University
P O Box 5365
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Telephone: 662.325.3721

Tammy Kirkland
University of Mississippi
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Telephone: 662.507.9869

Robin Atwood
University of Southern Mississippi
Box 5107
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5107
Telephone: 601.266.5243