The Call Me MISTER Program
A highly acclaimed national recruitment and support program designed to increase the number of elementary school teachers with diverse backgrounds. Program participants are typically selected from under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at risk communities. Due to the low number of males who choose elementary grades teaching as a profession, especially minority males, the program is critical for providing role models for young students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. MISTER is an acronym for "Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models."
The University of South Carolina Beaufort is partnering with Clemson University to be part of a national network of universities who are encouraging more minority males to dedicate their lives to becoming elementary education teachers and administrative leaders. The program will contribute to the talent pool of excellent teachers by identifying and supporting young men who are "touching the future" by teaching children.
Participants in this leadership program for future Early Childhood (PK-3rd) and Elementary Education (grades 2-6) teachers will receive extensive mentoring, tuition assistance and internship experiences that prepare them to succeed as teachers. With preparation and support from the Call Me MISTER program, USCB students will go on to pursue successful careers in the elementary schools of South Carolina.
Students accepted into the program receive tuition assistance for four years and, in turn, commit to teach for four years in South Carolina elementary school at the Early Childhood or Elementary level.
A successful candidate for Call Me MISTER possesses passion for teaching and a desire to make a difference in the lives of young children.
We welcome the opportunity to speak about this program to individuals, church and community groups.
Leon Lee, a senior, is shown working with a small group of students at Red Cedar Elementary
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Dr. N'Kia Campbell, Call Me Mister Coach/Collaborator
Hargray Building, room 222
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