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Mentor Teacher/Supervising Practitioner

Rio Salado College thanks you for taking part in elevating and enhancing the profession of teaching. Your time and expertise mentoring a Rio Salado College student is highly valued and we would like to provide you with a small token of appreciation.

Each certified teacher that allows a Rio Salado student to complete observation,tutoring and teaching (when required) in their classroom, is eligible to receive a stipend directly from Rio Salado College. If you have hosted a Rio Salado College student in the past, registration utilizing the new Supplier Registration Portal is required. You will then be assigned a Supplier Identification Number which enables us to remit your payment.

Field Experience/Student Teaching

Stipend Payment

Field Experience up to 10 hours

$25.00

Field Experience greater than 10 hours

$35.00

12-weeks Full-Time Student Teaching

$450.00

*Please Note: Compensation is not available if the student is a Teacher in Residence candidate and only completing observation hours in the mentor teacher's classroom.


All approved mentors and supervising practitioners must complete an online Supplier Registration for Maricopa County Community College District and submit the electronic W‐9 form in order to receive a stipend payment.  Please complete the Supplier Registration soon as possible, as payment processing will take an average of 8-weeksafter the student’s final grade has been posted.

Supplier Registration Instructions

If you are experiencing difficulties registering through the Supplier Registration Portal, please contact the Maricopa County Community College District Purchasing Department at (480) 731-8526.