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Call Me MISTER® (CMM) – Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models – is a teacher leadership program that addresses the crucial need for greater diversity in Colorado’s classrooms by leading in the recruitment, training, and placement of African American male teachers.
Launched in the year 2000 in the state of South Carolina at three Historical Black Colleges & Universities (Morris College, Claflin University, & Benedict College) and Clemson University, Call Me MISTER® is a prestigious, nationwide program spanning 12 states, boasting over 40 cohorts and nearly 500 certified MISTERs enriching classrooms, school districts and universities across America.
MSU Denver is poised to become the preeminent hub in Colorado for cultivating a new generation of REVOLUTIONARY male educators of color through its “Mile High MISTER” Initiative.
MISTERs are mostly selected from underserved, socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds in the Denver metro area and abroad. Call Me MISTER® focuses on providing guidance & opportunities for men of color, particularly Black/African American males who have a desire to major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Music Education, Special Education, Physical Education Teacher Education or a content area major with a concentration in Secondary or K-12 Teacher Licensure.
As a MISTER scholar, you will receive the following supports throughout their teacher licensure degree program at MSU Denver:
The objective of MSU Denver’s Call Me MISTER® cohort extends beyond preparing male educators of color; we aspire to cultivate REVOLUTIONARY educators driven by a profound passion for mentoring and education! We hold the firm belief that our MISTERs will usher in innovative and transformative teaching methodologies, offering solutions as influential teacher leaders within Colorado’s classrooms.
A prevailing adage within the MISTER community is “trust the process”, as your MISTER journey will encompass challenges, unwavering support and purposeful placements, all of which contribute to your evolution into a true REVOLUTIONARY educator!
The process for admission to the Call Me MISTER program must be completed in the following order:
*If you would like to be notified when the application is available, please let us know through the contact form below.
**Applicants who take and pass the Praxis exam(s) required for their MSU Denver teacher licensure program prior to the selection deadline will earn high priority in the CMM application process. Current MSU Denver students can visit our Praxis Exam Resources page to learn more.
In 2006, Rashad Anderson embarked on his journey with the Call Me MISTER program at South Carolina State University (SCSU). Graduating in 2010 with a B.S. in music education, Anderson proudly received the revered MISTER blazer—a customary attire donned by all MISTER graduates on their inaugural day of school. Following a period of teaching in public schools, and subsequent attainment of his Master’s degree and Ph.D., Anderson made his triumphant return to SC State University in 2015. Here, he assumed the role of a Professor of Teacher Education and took the helm as the director of the SCSU cohort of CMM.
Over his 8-year tenure, the SCSU Call Me MISTER cohort flourished into a flagship program. Their accomplishments included the production of 17 Teachers of the Year, the nurturing of 3 principals, invitations as featured presenters at more than 80 national and state conferences, and international travels. An accomplished MISTER, Anderson’s accolades include being the pioneer MISTER to achieve a doctoral degree in 2015, attaining the prestigious Call Me Trailblazer title in 2019, and presently serving as the National Expansion Coordinator for the Program.
With an abundance of knowledge, experience and innovation, Anderson brings an invaluable asset to MSU Denver’s cohort of Call Me MISTER!
Call Me MISTER will continue to succeed with support from our communities!
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