Call Me MiSTER (CMM)

The Call Me MiSTER (CMM) program is a collaboration between Clemson University and other colleges and universities, including South Carolina State University. The program is HIGHLY competitive and provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships towards tuition & fees and a stipend each semester.

Pre-Praxis Core Completion (MiSTERs that have NOT passed Praxis Core)

  • Financial assistance of $5,000 each academic year

Praxis Core Completion (MiSTERs that HAVE passed Praxis Core)

  • Financial assistance of $10,000 each academic year

It is important to note that these amounts are subject to change from year to year and these amounts include the scholarship & stipend together. MiSTERs are expected to teach in a public school in South Carolina for EACH year they receive funding after they graduate.


To participate in the program, the following guidelines and requirements must be met:

  1. Be accepted for enrollment at South Carolina State University.
  2. Plan to reside in the designated Living & Learning Community (LLC) dormitory along with the other MiSTERs in the cohort for the entire duration of their academic matriculation. Currently this is Hugine Suites for upperclassmen MiSTERs & Battiste Hall for freshmen MiSTERs.
  3. Major in elementary, early childhood, middle level, special education, secondary education (science, English, social studies, math) , or music education. Physical education is not an eligible major at this time.
  4. Complete the pre-application form found at www.callmemister.clemson.eduAND submit an fully completed application found below. Applications and supporting documents should be received by April 15th of each year. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Presently, about three students are added to the program each year, which means that the program is highly competitive.
  5. Participate in an virtual or in-person interview.

Please note that applicants who take and pass all 3 parts of Praxis Core (Pre-Professional Skills Assessment of Reading, Writing, & Math) prior to the selection deadline will be given high priority. For information about this test, log on to Praxis Core is a requirement for all education majors in the state of South Carolina.

For more information contact the Campus Director of CMM, Dr. Rashad Anderson at (803) 536-8490 or at