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Call Me MiSTER

USC Sumter in partnership with Clemson University, is excited to bring the Call Me MISTER Program to our Education Program.


  • Increasing the number of SC teachers from diverse backgrounds and experiences 
    Call Me MISTER™ (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) aims to select and support future teachers from socioeconomically and culturally diverse communities.
  • Recruiting, retaining, and nurturing participants
    Call Me MISTER™ is a cohort model, emphasizing networking, leadership, camaraderie, and achievement under the guidance and support of adult advocates.
  • Building the talent pipeline across high need areas 
     Call Me MISTER™ recruits outstanding future educators for teaching certification in early childhood, elementary, middle level, and K-12 certification areas.



To apply to the Call Me MISTER program at USC Sumter, a teacher candidate must enroll as an education major in one of the following programs:  Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.

For information on the education majors offered at USC Sumter, please visit our Program of Study page.

Teacher candidate participants in the Call Me MISTER program are largely selected from under-served, socioeconomically and culturally diverse communities.



  •  Academic coaching
  • Leadership training
  • Mentor teachers
  • Scholarship awards
  • Professional Development


Apply Now

To apply for the USC Sumter Call Me MISTER program, visit the online application