Call Me MISTER
Join the Call Me MISTER program—a program for Black, male aspiring teachers. Get coaching, mentorship, scholarships and more.
You can find a Call Me MISTER program (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role models) at 18 participating colleges in South Carolina.
Is Call Me MISTER for you?
Call Me MISTER is building the next generation of Black male teachers.
You’re eligible if:
- You’re an undergraduate education major in one of the following programs: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle-Level Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, or Art, Music, and Physical Education.
- You’re earning your initial teaching certificate through a Master of Arts in Teaching program for the following: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Middle-level Education, and Secondary Education.
- You’re enrolled at one of the 8 two-year technical or 18 four-year partner colleges in South Carolina listed below.
Why join Call me MISTER?
If you’re an education major in early childhood education, elementary education, middle level education, special education, or music education at a partner school, you’ll get:
- Academic coaching
- Leadership training
- Mentor teachers
- Financial aid
- Professional development
- Job placement assistance
As a MISTER, you will have the opportunity to receive 1:1 coaching from advisers along with scheduled MISTER meetings, where you are able to gain advice and insight on how to succeed in your classes. The cohort helps to build self esteem and encourages you to advocate for yourself as a student and upcoming teaching professional.
Two-Year Partner Programs
Four-Year Partner Programs
Charleston Southern UniversityCharleston Southern University’s College of Education focuses on the caring and competent educator while incorporating a faith-based perspective. At CSU, you will develop instructional skills through coursework and enter classrooms your first semester to incorporate as much classroom experience as possible by graduation.Learn More
Claflin UniversityClafin is not your average university. Founded in 1869, Claflin was the 1st Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in South Carolina. Claflin was also the 1st to open its doors to people of all backgrounds regardless of race, class, gender, and/or any of the other social constructs. For over 150 years, Claflin has remained committed to its mission in which diversity and inclusion are central to the development of future leaders and scholars in their chosen fields of study.Learn More
Clemson UniversityThe Clemson College of Education is a transformative leader in improving education. The College will equip you for a career and a life that make a difference. CU works tirelessly to develop initiatives that respond to today's educational landscape – including teacher recruitment, retention, and leadership development.Learn More
Coastal Carolina UniversityCoastal Carolina University offers degree programs in early childhood education, elementary education, instructional technology, literacy education, physical education and special education. Students participate in a variety of rich and engaging internship and research opportunities.Learn More
College of Charleston#GreatTeachersMadeHere—it's the truth. Schools request to hire College of Charleston students before they graduate because they exceed requirements, have extensive practical experience in schools before graduation, and are ready to teach ALL learners in ALL schools. As evidence, College of Charleston received a national award in 2021 from the accrediting agency!Learn More
Converse UniversityWhether you are an aspiring teacher or a classroom veteran, when you enroll as an education student at Converse, you join a legacy of award-winning teachers and school administrators. A Converse degree is recognized throughout the southeast as the mark of a quality educator.Learn More
Limestone UniversityDedicated to providing students a nurturing, supportive environment built on Christian ideals and ethical principles, Limestone University challenges students to become critical thinkers and effective communicators who are prepared for responsible citizenship, successful careers, and graduate study.Learn More
Southern Wesleyan UniversitySouthern Wesleyan University trains teachers to model "Scholarship within a Christian Ethic of Care." After five years, over 88% of graduates remain in the profession, and many represent their districts as "Teachers of the Year" because of their passion for teaching.Learn More
University of South Carolina-AikenThe University of South Carolina Aiken School of Education prepares you to be a dynamic educator. In our program students are prepared to have the knowledge and skills needed to create an innovative learning environment and assist students in reaching their highest potential. In the past five years, over 45 of our graduates have been named First-Year Teachers-of-the-Year.Learn More
University of South Carolina-BeaufortThe vision of the Department of Education is to establish USCB as the primary resource for educators and school systems in the Lowcountry. USCB’s undergraduate teacher programs include research-based curricula with practical, real-world classroom experiences in area schools.Learn More
University of South Carolina UpstateUSC Upstate believes in preparing you for the reality of the 21st-century classroom. Meaningful learning, immersive technology, and strong partnerships with local school districts allow you to become an expert in your teaching field and an anchor in your teaching community.Learn More
Winthrop UniversityThe Richard W. Riley College of Education—the Teacher College of South Carolina, along with the school, community, and industry partners—is ready to engage you in dynamic programs and hands-on experiences that push you to reach your goals and pursue your passions.You'll benefit from a community that learns together and thrives on close relationships and supports from faculty, staff, and program partners.Learn More
South Carolina State UniversityLearn More
Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. South Carolina State University is consistently among the national leaders in producing African-American students with bachelor degrees education. The College of Education encourages students to embrace critical thinking, fluent expression, and the understanding of history and culture.