Who Can Apply?

To apply to the Real Men Are Teachers program, a student must enroll as an education major in a teacher education degree/certification program, which include in the following: Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education-Biology, Secondary Education-Chemistry, Secondary Education-English, Secondary Education-Mathematics. Secondary Education-Social Studies, and Special Education. While there is a preference given to freshman applicants, we will consider all applicants and transfer students for participation in the REAL MEN ARE TEACHERS program.

How Do I Apply?

The priority deadline for applying to the program is March 1 of the preceding fall semester in which you intend to enroll. Students interested in participating in the program should do the following:

1. Apply for admission to and be accepted at USC Upstate. You can apply online at: http://www.uscupstate.edu/apply/

2. Submit the following REAL MEN ARE TEACHERS application materials to:

Dr. Marilyn Izzard

School of Education

USC Upstate

800 University Way

Spartanburg, SC 29303

a. A completed REAL MEN ARE TEACHERS Application.

b. Two letters of recommendation: one letter from an educator or administrator representing the last school attended and one letter from a person of the student’s choice who can describe the student’s involvement in the community and/or potential for entering the teaching profession.

c. An essay entitled “Why I Want to Teach” which should address the applicant’s motivation for entering the teaching profession and the contributions he desires to make to the profession and to the community as a REAL MEN ARE TEACHERS participant and as a teacher.