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What is Call Me MISTER?

A group of Elementary school children pose for a picture at a table with a Call Me MISTER teacher candidate.MSU Denver’s School of Education is leading the path forward in recruiting and preparing more Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx male teachers for the state of Colorado through its Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program. The mission of Call Me MISTER (CMM) is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader and more diverse background, primarily within the Denver metro area.

This program was founded by visionary leaders at Clemson University in 2000.

Who is CMM for?

Teacher candidates are primarily selected from underserved, socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds in the Denver metro area. CMM focuses on providing guidance and opportunities for minority men, particularly Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx males.

What does CMM do?

Teacher candidate participants in CMM receive the following supports throughout their teacher licensure degree program:

  • Tuition assistance through scholarships.
  • Academic support system to help ensure success.
  • Support in preparing for Praxis exams.
  • Financial assistance for Praxis exam costs.
  • A cohort system for social and cultural support.
  • Assistance with job placement.

Our Goal

A group of elementary school children are lined up along the wall in a school hallways talking with a Call Me MISTER teacher candidate who stands opposite them.Along with helping to expand the pool of applicants within the teaching fields, the primary goal is to support our school districts with diverse and qualified men to teach within local P-12 schools.

Join our first cohort of MISTERS!

The process for admission to the Call Me MISTER program must be completed in the following order:

  • Apply and be accepted to MSU Denver.
  • Apply for FAFSA or CAFSA
  • Complete the online Call Me MISTER application (coming soon*)
  • Participate in a virtual interview with our CMM Director

*If you would like to be notified when the application is available, please let us know through the contact form below.

Donate to the Call Me MISTER Program

Call Me MISTER will continue to succeed with support from our communities!

Use the button below to access our giving page for this program.

Questions about this program?

Use our contact form or email us directly and we will be happy to provide additional information.

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Mailing address:

School of Education
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362