Have you considered becoming a teacher? The mission of the Call Me MiSTER program is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background particularly among South Carolina's lowest performing elementary schools.
The term MiSTER is an acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models, and is primarily a mentoring type program where young minority students will be mentored into effective leaders, and will become mentors themselves to their students.
The Call Me MiSTER program has its origin from Clemson University (view details on Clemson Call Me MiSTER website), and began in the year 2000, combining the special strengths and resources of a research-oriented public university with the individualized instructional programs offered by four historically Black colleges in South Carolina: Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and South Carolina State University. The program has also established a network of six two-year colleges, and beginning in the Fall of 2017 SCC will also be a part of this network of two-year colleges.
The overall goal of the program is to increase diversity in the classroom but it’s also the goal of the program to give minority students the hope of aspiring to be a teacher, and also to become leaders in their community.
The project provides for qualified students:
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We are recruiting potential students for the Fall semester and the ideal MiSTER must possess leadership qualities as well as adhere to the following in academia and program requirements:
Procedures for admission to the Call Me MiSTER® program must be completed in the following order:
1. Apply for and be accepted into Spartanburg Community College.
2. Complete the Call Me MiSTER® online application.
3. Submit the following items:
4. Following the submission of the items above, an interview will be scheduled with the prospective program participants to ascertain their potential for teaching and their motivations for participation in the program, as well as to provide an opportunity for clarification of any information submitted through the application process.
This application will be sent to Call Me MiSTER Site Coordinator, Frederick Keenan at SCC. Please send your letters and essays to Mr. Keenan by email or through US mail:
Spartanburg Community College Attn: Frederick Keenan PO Box 4386, Spartanburg, SC 29305
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Phone: (864) 592-4486