[caption id="attachment_119929" align="alignleft" width="150"] Students in the program will visit top-performing schools across the country and around the world.[/caption]

Mississippi's two largest universities are teaming up on an innovative program designed to attract the state's top students into the teaching profession. If successful, the program—announced Jan. 22—could be a model for teacher education programs in other states as well.

Leaders from Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi have been working together for about two years to develop the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program. It will create the equivalent of an...

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