Welcome to Call Me Mister
Midlands Technical College's Call Me MISTER project seeks to recruit, train and assist in the certification of Black males who are interested in becoming elementary school teachers in South Carolina's public schools. The project prepares students for the first two years of a teacher education training program. Upon completion of the MTC Call Me MISTER program and/or prerequisite requirements, students may transfer to a four-year institution's Call Me MISTER program to complete a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
Fewer than two percent of the nation's public school teachers are black men. That means that many African-American boys will go through their entire education without having a teacher who looks like them.
As the face of America is changing, students need teachers, mentors and role models that reflect both sexes and all races. Now, more than ever, black men are needed as teachers.
South Carolina is looking for men who are interested in teaching and in being a role model to South Carolina's public school children. Having a role model can be particularly important for black boys.
The growing need for black men in the teaching profession is opening new doors and opportunities. Specialty programs exist to help prepare young black men to teach in elementary
schools where students are in their earliest stages of development and most need positive role models