Project Midstate Student Support for Teachers (MSS)
Project MSS is a TEP Departmental initiative designed to recruit teachers for the Springfield and Decatur school systems. Participants must make a serious commitment to teaching in either of these districts. Applications for admission to MSS are reviewed twice per year – one month prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Students are notified in writing of their acceptance. To maintain good standing in Project MSS and to be eligible for a tuition waiver, students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester (including TEP course work); maintain a 3.0 grade point average; enroll in the appropriate MSS course; conduct a minimum of 10 hours per semester of community service; and abide by all policies and procedures of Project MSS. Students failing to maintain any one of these requirements will be given one semester of probationary status and will be withdrawn if said deficiencies are not remedied. For more information, please visit the Project MSS website (www.uis.edu/projectmss/), or call 217- 206-7008.