Access, affordability and inclusive excellence are central to The University of Tennessee at Martin's mission and are key to the success of UT Martin's Call Me MiSTER® program as the only such initiative in the state. UT Martin's Call Me MiSTER® program will build educational leadership by recruiting and training students from underrepresented backgrounds to become transformational teachers within the state of Tennessee. Our MiSTERs will become Master Teachers who are not only effective educators but valuable mentors for their students as well.
Call Me MiSTER® students will benefit from:
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Each Call Me Mister student is issued a MacBook Air.
Each Call Me Mister student will apply for the Hope College Grant, Harold Connor Scholarship and Minority Teaching Scholarship.
Students within the Call Me MiSTER® program are guided by the following vision statement:
I am a dedicated Servant Leader who is perpetuating a sorely needed concept - Servant-Leaders 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 and 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 ones 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 great vision ... call me MiSTER®!
We offer undergraduate programs in Interdisciplinary Studies, Secondary Education, and Special Education.
Conceptual Framework for Programs
The purpose of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at UT Martin is to provide education professionals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become effective facilitators of learning.