Located on a 300 acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 6-to-1. Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Students enter our program as undergraduates following a teacher certification path or a five year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Post-baccalaureate students follow both a certification and MAT path. Experienced teachers hone their pedagogical skills and develop a master level research project for implementation in their home school. Students with master’s degrees are pursuing principal certification in the state of Texas.
The teacher preparation program is based on five key pillars: creating environments where students discover and construct meaning from content, understanding and serving needs of diverse learners, incorporating authentic assessments, integrating educational technologies and digital learning into curriculum and developing teachers as instructional leaders. The program’s teacher training encourages the use of culturally relevant content and pedagogy when working with English language and diverse learners.
All students work with a select group of instructional leaders as they participate in a small, cohort-based classroom and field-based experience. Rice is building a network of education leaders who are prepared and committed to work in high-need schools.
As one of the few Latina teachers, Rice taught me to model to students, and especially students of color, what it takes to navigate the world when they leave school—to equip them with the tools necessary to problem solve, inquire about the world around them and ultimately find success, no matter what challenges they face.
Bachelor’s & certification
Teacher Certification for Undergraduate Students
Oct. 15, 2023Spring
Jan. 15, 2024Summer
Mar. 15, 2024Fall
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at Rice University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Rice University to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
- Raise Your Hand Texas, Raising Texas Teachers Scholarship
- Rice University Full Tuition Packages for all Rice undergraduates
For more information visit:Financial Aid Office
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
Life Science (7-12)
Physics / Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races