Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a composite score of at least 22 on ACT, combined SAT score of at least 1100, and GPA of 2.7 or above on a 4.0 scale.
- Be eligible for the Tennessee Hope Scholarship program
- Be a Tennessee resident
- Agree to teach one year in a Tennessee public school for each year of assistance provided by Call Me MiSTER®
In order to be accepted into the Call Me MiSTER® program, students must complete the following:
- Apply for and be accepted to UT Martin.
- Complete the Call Me MiSTER® online referral application.
- Submit the following items:
- High school diploma and final transcript
- Two letters of recommendation:
- One from a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal at the high school from which the diploma is earned
- One from a person of the student's choice who can express the student's involvement in the community and/or potential for entering the teaching profession
- An essay entitled, "Why I Want to Teach", which will address the student's motivation for entering the teaching profession and the contributions he or she hopes to make to the profession and to the community as a teacher
- An essay entitled, "How do you believe the Call Me MiSTER® program will benefit you as a student?""
- A signed statement certifying that the student is from an underserved, underprivileged or economically disadvantaged background or area
Please send the items from step 3 to:
Mr. Samuel Tharpe,
Call Me MiSTER® Program Administrator
The University of Tennessee at Martin
538 University St
Martin, Tennessee 38238
Following the submission of the items above, an interview will be scheduled with prospective program participants to ascertain their potential for teaching and their motivations for participation in the program, as well as to provide an opportunity for clarification of any information submitted through the application process.
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