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Call Me MISTER®​

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​​​​​5th Annual UHD Men of Color Symposium: Panel Discussions

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About CMM

The mission for Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) at UHD is to increase and diversify the pool of educators within the teaching field, primarily within the city of Houston.

This program was founded in 2000 at Clemson University.

Who Is CMM For?​

CMM focuses on providing guidance and opportunities for minority men, particularly African American and Hispanic males.


What Do We Do ?

CMM provides many resources for prospective and current program participants. Here are some of those resources:

  • 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.

Our Goal

Along with helping to expand the pool of applicants within the teaching field, the primary goal is to support our primary school district with diverse and qualified men to teach within local K-12 schools.


Become a MISTER!

Application Process (Step-By-Step)

Procedures for admission to the Call Me MISTER® program must be completed in the following order:

  • Apply for and be accepted into one of the participating colleges or universities from which the degree and teaching certificate will be earned (
  • Apply for FAFSA
  • Submit Official Transcripts and Shot Records
  • Complete the Call Me MISTER® online application.
  • Sign up and attend New Student Orientation (summer)

Call Me Mister students  
TEACH For Houston 

Application Support

Our friends at the nonprofit TEACH for Houston have free tools and resources to make applying to UHD’s undergraduate teaching programs easier and more affordable! Create a free account to use UHD’s free interactive application checklist on, and you’ll also gain access to:

  • $100 fee reimbursement towards application and testing expenses.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.
  • Find resources for Future Black Educators​

Sign Up Today!

Cont​act Us

Ben Robles​


Last updated 5/8/2023 3:55 AM