GCU's Partnership with the Rodel Foundation of ArizonaGrand Canyon University's College of Education has established a partnership with the Rodel Foundation of Arizona. Through Rodel's Promising Student Teacher program, eligible students can apply for placement with a Rodel Exemplary Teacher.
Here is how the program works:
- Each year the Rodel Foundation honors a new group of the most effective educators in high-need schools. These Rodel Exemplary Teachers are selected for their exceptional teaching skills and ability to mentor student teachers.
- The College of Education will name a limited number of Rodel Promising Student Teachers each semester to student teach with these Rodel Exemplary Teachers - an opportunity to learn from the best.
- Rodel student teachers receive a $1,000.00 college tuition waiver from GCU while student teaching, and a final award of $5,000.00 from Rodel after teaching in a qualifying school for three consecutive years.