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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Plans of Study

Teacher Education seeks to engage, prepare and support teacher leaders for student-centered classrooms in a diverse society. Our programs provide professional education courses that include extensive study of critical issues in education and effective pedagogy for diverse learners. All of our courses include field-based experiences that encourage students to compare and apply their theoretical work to what is actually happening in schools. 

Plans of Study

  • Teacher Certification

    In the Teacher Certification program, undergraduate students complete 24 hours of professional education courses and a field-based practicum in addition to 24 hours of content courses in their chosen teaching field; 12 hours must be upper-level. Certification students must choose one content teaching field from the list of state-approved teaching fields.
    Teacher Certification Undergraduate Plan of Study

  • Undergraduate 5-year MAT

    Rice University’s 5-Year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program affords the opportunity for motivated undergraduate students to earn graduate credit toward their MAT while simultaneously completing their Bachelor’s degree. Students earn their Bachelor’s degree while majoring in the subject(s) they plan to teach while also taking graduate level professional education courses. The Rice University Bachelor’s degree is conferred upon completion of undergraduate studies and the MAT is awarded one year later after completion of the teaching internship.
    5-Year Master of Arts in Teaching Plan of Study

  • Master of Arts in Teaching for New Teachers

    The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a 36-hour, nonthesis graduate degree program that fulfills all requirements for a Texas Standard Teaching Certificate at the secondary level. Coursework includes professional education courses, advanced content coursework and extensive field experiences. The program is designed for students holding bachelor’s degrees who are interested in pursuing graduate study in education while preparing for teacher certification at the secondary level.
    Master of Arts in Teaching for New Teachers Plan of Study

  • Master of Arts in Teaching for Career Changers

    For those seeking a career change and who are interested in pursuing graduate study in education, the Teacher Education department will work with you to develop your individualized plan of study that will fulfill all requirements for a Texas Standard Teaching Certificate at the secondary level.Coursework includes professional education courses, advanced content coursework, and extensive field experiences that pave the way for a fulfilling, new career in education. STEM professionals who enter the program will have opportunities for credit courses and professional development through the Rice University K-12 Initiatives. 
    Master of Arts in Teaching for Career Changers Plan of Study

    Please schedule an advising appointment by emailing teach@rice.edu or calling 713-348-4826 to discuss your individualized plan of study.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching for Experienced Teachers

    The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for teachers in practice. To ensure success in and accessibility to the program experience, sessions are offered in the fall, spring and summer.  All required courses for this degree will be offered evenings, Saturdays or online. As students begin their plans of study, they will work closely with their own academic advisor to chart their movement through the program.
    Master of Arts in Teaching for Experienced Teachers Plan of Study