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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

MAT for Experienced Teachers Admissions

Experienced teachers who want to expand their knowledge of and role as an educational leader should apply. Whether as a teacher leader in the classroom, on a campus, in a district or beyond, we seek candidates committed to the pursuit, acquisition and implementation of curricular, pedagogical, political and organizational skills that offer a broader perspective. In so doing, the candidate is no longer just an active listener, but a leading voice in the educational conversation

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, and a minimum of two years of teaching experience by the semester of matriculation.
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:

  • Official transcripts of previous university studies
  • Three letters of reference accompanied by the forms provided in the application packet (Two references must be from a supervisor. An academic reference is strongly preferred.)
  • Statement of intent
  • Graduate Record Examination score (no more than 5 years old)
  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher
  • $85.00 application fee

Interview –Applicants will be interviewed by members of the program faculty and staff.

Observation –A member of the program faculty will also conduct a classroom observation of the applicant.

Application Deadlines

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

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.


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