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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