M.A. On Campus


Rice University

12 months
50310 USD/year
50310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Teaching for new teachers at Rice University is designed to prepare the recent college graduate and career changer for the teaching profession. All our students enter the classroom with cutting edge, practiced, teaching skills through an individualized field-based experience.


Upon completing the requirements for the Teaching degree at Rice University, students will be able to:

  • Create environments where students discover and construct meaning from content (using classroom students' unique perceptions, thoughts, and feelings).
  • Facilitate teaching strategies for diverse learners.
  • Assess students’ progress and content mastery to guide instruction.
  • Guide instruction that incorporates digital learning and education technologies.
  • Demonstrate instructional and organizational leadership. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Art
  • English Language Arts and Reading
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Eligible to teach the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Environmental, Astronomy
  • Social Studies
  • Educational psychology
  • Assessment
  • Teaching and learning with inquiry
  • Curriculum development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

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

  • official transcripts of previous university studies which reflect a minimum of 21 hours of content area courses in your selected teaching field
  • four letters of reference accompanied by the forms provided in the application packet (minimum of two references must be academic)
  • overall 3.0 GPA or higher
  • minimum 2.5 GPA in content area
  • 24 credit hours in content area, or
  • minimum 12 credit hours in content area (15 for math and science) and Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)
  • Graduate Record Examination score (no more than 5 years old, scores must be at or above the 70th percentile)
  • passing scores on (or documented exemption from) the THEA test
  • $85.00 application fee
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    50310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50310 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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