USC Salkehatchie, in partnership with Clemson University and USC Aiken, is excited to bring the Call Me MISTER™ Program to our campus. Our program helps to fulfill the mission of Call Me MISTER™ by:
- Increasing the number of SC teachers from diverse backgrounds and experiences . Call Me MISTER™ (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) aims to select and support future teachers from socioeconomically and culturally diverse communities.
- Recruiting, retaining, and nurturing participants. Call Me MISTER™ is a cohort model, emphasizing networking, leadership, camaraderie, and achievement under the guidance and support of adult advocates.
- Building the talent pipeline across high need areas . Call Me MISTER™ recruits outstanding future educators for teaching certification in early childhood, elementary, middle level, and K-12 certification areas.
To apply to the Call Me MISTER™ program, a teacher candidate must enroll as an education major.
Teacher candidate participants in the Call Me MISTER™ program are largely selected from under-served, socioeconomically and culturally diverse communities.
- Academic coaching
- Leadership training
- Mentor teachers
- Forgiveable Loans
- Professional Development