The mission of the Call Me MiSTER® (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the State’s lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.
The Call Me MiSTER® program is contributing to the talent pool of excellent teachers by identifying and supporting students like Mr. Mark Joseph (shown here), who are literally “touching the future” by teaching children. Mark’s teaching degree was made possible through the Call Me MiSTER® program.
The project provides:
Call Me MiSTER® was developed by some of our State’s visionary educational leaders who sincerely believe we can build a better tomorrow by getting you involved today.
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“Clemson University can seem a like very big, intimidating place, so it was great having the older guys there to ‘show me the ropes’ as a freshman. I’m not sure if I would have made it to this point without that support, and it is now my privilege to be able to do that for the current freshmen.”
– Camden Johnson, Dalzell, S.C., elementary education major
Size: 16 students
Locations: Continuing Students reside in Calhoun Courts, and new students reside in Mauldin Hall
Roommate Policy: May only request other program participants
Restrictions: elementary, early childhood and special
Application: Required, contact Winston Holton
Fee: None required
Field Coordinator for School of Education
203 Holtzendorff Hall