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Welcome to Call Me MISTER®

Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative at Clemson University logoThe mission of the Call Me MISTER® (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) 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 underserved, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The Call Me MISTER® program is contributing to the talent pool of excellent teachers by identifying and supporting students like Mr. Mark Joseph who are literally "touching the future" by teaching children. Mark's teaching degree was made possible through the Call Me MISTER® program.

The project provides:

  • Tuition assistance through Loan Forgiveness programs for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study in teacher education at participating colleges.
  • An academic support system to help assure their success.
  • A cohort system for social and cultural support.
  • Assistance with job placement.

Video Spotlights

Call Me MISTER® was developed by some of our State’s visionary educational leaders who sincerely believe we can build a better tomorrow by getting you involved today.


July 27, 2017: Clemson Hosts Wells Fargo for Event Celebrating their 10+ Year Support of Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars

April 27, 2016: Call Me MISTER to participate in U.S. Department of Education summit on teacher diversity

February 7, 2019: Program provides pipeline for young minority men to become teachers

Upcoming Events

Summer 2019: CMM Leadership Institute at Clemson University June 23 - 26, 2019 for Call Me Participants ONLY

Please be aware of an email hoax that provides misinformation about our program.