primary objective of the Teaching Man program is to prepare males majoring in
education at USC Upstate to become strong teacher/leaders. This objective is
accomplished by program participants matriculating through a leadership
curriculum and a mentoring component. At the conclusion of the program, student
participants serve as mentors to minority high school students in the local
curriculum will expose participants to the current leadership trends and issues
significant to future teacher/leaders. Program participants will be required to
read a series of leadership articles and provide a comprehensive response that
is shared with other program participants. In addition, workshops focusing on
leadership, personal finance, and etiquette are also implemented.
Each protégé is
assigned an academic, personal and social mentor. The mentor exists to provide
each protégé with informal insights of the profession from a seasoned
practitioner. Mentors are chosen from a wide range of professions as they make
a two‐year commitment to the program.