Project Midstate Student Support for Teaching

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

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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.

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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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