GCU teacher retention rate success addressed at state board meeting

Leaders from Grand Canyon University's College of Education and K12 Educational Development Department addressed the Arizona State Board of Education on Monday about its retention success.

Assistant vice presidents Dr. Carol Lippert and Dr. Cherryl Paul and College of Education Assistant Dean Dr. Lindy Gaudiano spoke about what makes GCU different from other educator preparation programs. The board wanted to know about GCU's approach after data showed that the University's five-year retention rate among GCU-educated teachers was nearly 80%, detailed in this earlier GCU News story.

Gaudiano told board members about the GCU difference in three Ps: people who care about teacher candidates during and after their education; programs that are accredited and quality; and processes that allow GCU to provide the best possible support.

The board expressed appreciation for GCU’s contributions to Arizona K-12 education, and member Jennifer Clark read part of GCU’s mission statement, which focuses on its foundations in Christian worldview, concluding it may be an important differentiator.

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If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:11)

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