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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Admissions

The Rice Undergraduate Teacher Certification program seeks to recruit Rice undergraduates from a wide range of disciplines into the profession of teaching. The program involves teacher preparation in combination with an undergraduate degree in the subject field(s). Students complete 24 hours of professional education courses and a field-based practicum in addition to 24 hours of content area courses in their chosen teaching field.

Rice undergraduates may apply to the department for admission during their sophomore year.

In support of the application, candidates must submit:

  • Transcripts of current and previous university studies
  • Three letters of reference accompanied by the forms provided in the application packet (minimum of two letters must be from academic references)
  • passing scores on (or documented exemption from) the THEA test

Applications may also be obtained by writing, visiting, calling or emailing the Teacher Education Office at the address listed at the bottom of this page.

Interview – In addition to the above mentioned criteria, applicants will be required to participate in an interview conducted by members of the program faculty and staff.

Download Application (pdf)

Application deadline:  Undergraduates may apply during their freshman, sophomore or junior year

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with the director to discuss his/her academic interests and goals prior to submitting an application.

Undergraduate Five-Year MAT

The five-year Master of Arts in Teaching is a 36-hour degree program that includes professional education courses, advanced content courses and extensive field experiences. The program is designed for motivated undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in education while simultaneously earning their Bachelor’s degree with a content major related to his/her teaching field

Application forms may be obtained through the Rice University Online Application System

In support of the application, candidates must have an undergraduate degree and submit:

  • Transcripts of current and previous university studies
  • Three letters of reference accompanied by the forms provided in the application packet (minimum of two letters must be from academic references)
  • passing scores on (or documented exemption from) the THEA test

Interview – In addition to the above mentioned criteria, applicants will be required to participate in an interview conducted by members of the program faculty and staff.

January 15 Fall semester admission and early admission (classes start in summer)

March 15 Late fall semester admission (classes start in fall)

October 15 Spring semester admission

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with the Director to discuss his/her academic interests and goals prior to submitting an application.

Rice University seeks to attract to its faculty, staff and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy, Rice does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.