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GD17 Education

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
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Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM CST
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Thank You!

March 01, 2017

Thanks to your generous contributions to the Future Teacher Certification Fund on OU Giving Day, the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education raised $6,039 to help our teachers with costs associated with starting their teaching career. That is more than double our goal...which means we will be able to help twice as many students!

Here is a video of current JRCoE student Elizabeth Sexton, talking about how your donations help our students.

You did it!

February 28, 2017

We are only 13 hours into our 24 hour campaign, and so many of you have already shared and given to our campaign that you have exceeded our goal of $3,000! We are excited to announce that we will officially be able to cover the certification exam costs and background check fees for eight students who want to educate the next generation of youth.

Your support of this campaign is showing educators everywhere that the work they do is valuable and supported.

Our students in Collings Hall today are grateful for your donations and are writing to our donors as we speak!

We hope the momentum of this campaign continues so that we can provide financial aid for even more students taking their certification exams. Thanks to all who have given and shared!

Choose a giving level



A $5 gift to help a student with their certification tests or background checks frees up another $5 for their current or future expenses, such as supplies for their future classroom.



A $15 gift means $15 less one of our students has to find for their background check or certification tests.


Registration fee

$30 will cover a student's registration fee for their teacher certification tests.


Criminal background check

$59 will cover the fee for the criminal background check which all teachers must pass before being allowed in a classroom.


Test registration fee

$120 is an average amount for a subject area test or professional teaching exam. Our students will have to take at least 1 subject area test (usually 2 or 3) and the professional teaching exam.


Total cost

$359 is the total cost one student teacher would have to pay including their registration fee for certification tests, their subject area test, the professional teaching exam, and the criminal background check.

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