College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences

Call Me MISTER Mission Statement

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The mission of the Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Towards Effective Role Models) National 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.  It is expected that a MISTER who completes his program of study and becomes certified to teach will assume a teaching position and teach for one year for each year they received financial support from the Call Me MISTER program.