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.
EACH APPLICANT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR
› A high school diploma or General Equivalence Diploma (GED).
› Be an African-American male.
› Submit two letters of recommendation - one from an educator, teacher, counselor or principal, and one from
a person of the student’s choice.
› Submit an essay entitled, “Why I Want to Teach” [This essay must be limited to one page.]
› Must be enrolled in MTC’s Associate in Arts Degree Program and be eligible for enrollment in English 101
and Math 101 courses.
All applications must be submitted by July 1. The Call Me MISTER selection committee will then determine
which applicants will be invited to an interview. After the interview process, the committee will make its
recommendations to the Call Me MISTER program coordinator and the MTC Vice President for
Art and Sciences.
For more information about the Midlands Technical College Call Me MISTER program, please contact
Paul Livingston at 803.738.7655 or email@example.com.
I am a young, strong African-American male, dedicated to perpetuating sorely-needed concept-men as role
models in elementary schools. I am devoted to planting seeds of dignity and respect in children and inspiring
them to cultivate those seeds, producing a crop of unprecedented success. I will teach reading, writing, arithmetic,
and progress to self-esteem, imagination and determination. Because of my immeasurable promise, not only have
I earned your respect, I demand it! A title is only important if one’s character and integrity dictate its use. When
you address me, please verbalize my destiny... please do not call me by my ﬁrst name... call me in reference to my
Call Me MISTER.
Call Me MISTER Vision Statement
CALL ME MISTER
South Carolina’s kids need a teacher like you!
PO Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202