Call Me MiSTER at Columbia College
Columbia College's 166-year history is rooted in developing exceptional teachers and leaders. We're proud to join the Call Me MiSTER program (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), an initiative that fits squarely within our mission to prepare students for success in career, community, and life.
Call Me MiSTER launched at Clemson and has since extended to 27 institutions statewide. The program supports students from under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged, and educationally at-risk communities as they prepare to become teachers.
Supporting Minority Students & Low Performing Schools
The mission of Call Me MiSTER is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background to help South Carolina's lowest-performing elementary schools. We know, for example, that black males make up only 2% of the teaching workforce nationwide. This program seeks to close those gaps, giving minority students—and all students—the motivation to also lead, achieve, and influence change.