The 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.
UHD News – UHD Becomes 1st School in Texas a part of the National Call Me MISTER Project
The project provides:
- Opportunities to get tuition assistance through Loan Forgiveness programs for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study in teacher education at participating colleges (GPA requirement).
- An academic support system to help assure their success.
- A cohort system for social and cultural support.
- Assistance with job placement.
Call Me MISTER® was founded at Clemson University in 2000 and UHD is the first college in Texas to be a part of the national project in joining with other national partnering colleges. This program is housed in the Department of Urban Education in the College of Public Service.
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