Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) is a scholarship teaching program developed to build leadership and to help meet the shortage of available teachers from a more diverse background in South Carolina's schools. This program recruits, trains and certifies individuals to become school teachers in the state's public schools in the following areas: early childhood education, elementary education, music, art or physical education for grades K-12. Program participants agree to take part in periodic meetings, attend professional development activities, and to represent the program as deemed necessary.
If you are interested in pursuing a challenging and rewarding career in teaching, take the opportunity to join this select group who have distinguished themselves as scholars and are preparing to meet the needs of the public schools of this state and nation. To begin the process of becoming a MISTER, fill out the form below.
MISTERs are "devoted to planting seeds of dignity and respect in children and inspiring them to cultivate those seeds producing a crop of unprecedented success." MISTERs believe that "a title is only important if ones character and integrity dictate its use. When you address me, please verbalize my destiny…please do not call me by my first name…call me in reference to my great vision. CALL ME MISTER."
You are required to write a 500 word essay. Please use the box below to answer the following questions:
- Why do you want to become a teacher?
- How do you think the Call Me MISTER can help you to become a teacher?
- How does the Call Me MISTER creed apply to you?
- What are some qualities of your favorite teacher that you strive to possess?