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Call Me MiSTER Application Process

To qualify for the Call Me MISTER project, students must be accepted into the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program. Applications for Call Me MISTER will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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  • The UIC College of Education Call Me MiSTER Program is designed to provide academic and financial support to males who are interested in becoming public elementary school teachers in Illinois. UIC Call Me MiSTER Scholars are required to meet all of the requirements of a teacher education program, participate in periodic meetings, attend professional development activities, and be ambassadors for the MISTER program. All of the UIC Call Me MISTER Scholars who will graduate from the program will be gainfully employed in the public schools of Illinois. Even though they will be 1st year teachers, UIC MISTER Scholars will be sought after for their passion for education and their ability to make a difference in the lives of the children. If you are interested in pursuing a challenging career in teaching, take the opportunity to join that select group of males who have distinguished themselves as scholars who are preparing to meet the needs of children across this nation.
  • Each applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration: 1. Be accepted into the UIC College of Education's BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program; 2. Submit Names and contact information for two references , one from an educator, teacher, counselor or principal, and one from a person of the student’s choice; 3. Submit an essay titled Why I Want to Teach; 4. Submit an online essay describing a teacher, class, assignment, or school experience that influenced/shaped your aspiration to teach.
  • Biographic Information

  • Academic Information

  • List any honors, awards, or special achievement received while in high school/college (i.e., extracurricular activities of school, church, and community):
  • Essays and References

  • Write an essay entitled "Why I Want to Teach" and paste it in the space below. The essay should be between 250 and 350 words.
  • Write an essay describing a teacher, class, assignment, or school experience that influenced/shaped your aspiration to teach and paste it in the space below. The essay should be between 250 and 350 words.
  • Briefly describe how participating in the Call Me MISTER initiative will impact your ability to attend UIC, financially. You may upload supporting documentation, such as a financial aid award letter, if it demonstrates limited family contribution to the cost of attendance.
  • Max. file size: 15 MB.
  • Provide the name of an educational reference. It must be an educator, teacher, counselor or principal.
  • Provide the email address for the educational reference named above.
  • Please provide the name of a second reference. This reference is a person of your choice and should be able to speak to your community involvement and/or your ability to positively impact public education.
  • Please provide an email address for the second reference named above.
  • Submit Your Application

  • I hereby certify that the information presented in my application is accurate, complete and honestly presented. I also certify that any information submitted on my behalf, including letters of recommendation, is authentic. I authorize all persons and entities herein named to provide information to the Call Me MiSTER Program of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education or its agent to verify any aspect of my application and/or my credentials for admission. I understand and agree that any inaccurate information, misleading information, or omission will be cause for the decision of any offer of admission or for discipline, dismissal or revocation of degree if discovered at a later date. This application is my own, honest statement. Type full name and date below to verify.
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