Project Midstate Student Support for Teaching

Homegrown, Hometown Teachers...That's the idea behind the University of Illinois Springfield's Project Midstate Student Support.

Our motto, “helping local students become local teachers” has been in effect since the program’s inception in 1992. We believe Springfield’s educators of tomorrow are sitting in Springfield’s classrooms today; and we exist to reap that harvest.

Welcome to Project Midstate Student Support (MSS) Program for Teaching Website

Project Midstate Student Support (MSS) Program is a partnership with select central Illinois school districts that recruits diverse students and/or students who are the first in their families to go to college.  MSS recruits students at the junior/senior year of high school, upon graduation from high school, or during their first year of college and offers them a unique support system characterized by special opportunities to interact with local communities and students.  In return, graduates agree to teach in those local schools for at least two years.

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