Fall 2017 Class Registration Opens

Anderson-Clarke Center

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July 17 , 2017 - 6:45 p.m.

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will release and open registration for their fall catalog of personal and professional development courses.  Taught by experienced and enthusiastic instructors, these classes are available in a range of subject matter and interests, giving life-long learners access to an educational experience at one of the top universities in the world. 

“People are realizing that education is not something we only do once in our youth,” said Mary McIntire, dean of Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.  “Continuing education is an important part of all of our lives, both personally and professionally.”

Personal Development Courses, which are available without prerequisite and taught in intimately-sized classes, are divided into several areas of study and are intended to provide students the opportunity to learn something new or delve more deeply into an area of personal interest.

  • Humanities & Social Sciences – Here students will find unique courses in history such as The World of Medieval Knights and The Multifaceted Life of Thomas Jefferson, alongside creative writing workshops and personal finance courses.
  • Science, Technology & Health – From The Future of Human Evolution to Great Animal Migrations, students explore these and other compelling areas of our world.  Mind-Body/Wellness courses include meditation and mindfulness exercises and techniques for students looking for ways to refocus and reduce stress in their daily lives.
  • Art & Design – This area of study includes everything from cooking classes and art workshops to photography and discussions on music.  Students are encouraged to discover and develop their potential for creativity with supportive instructors and access to studios and supplies necessary to bring a vision to completion. 

Glasscock School of Continuing Studies also cultivates a Foreign Language program to assist students, travelers, business people and those who simply wish to add a second (or third) language to their skillset.  Foreign language offerings include Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, in addition to English as a Second Language programs. 

For those wishing to expand their professional horizons, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies understands and responds to the need business professionals have to remain current in their industries by learning new skills or enhancing the ones they already have.  Graduate programs, multiple professional certifications, nonprofit management, and professional studies touching on everything from public speaking to starting a new business look to prepare students for the next step or a whole new direction in their careers. 

Seasoned and newly-graduated teachers alike can find multiple opportunities to elevate their careers as well as the educational experience they provide their students.  Teacher and counseling certifications, educator workshops and seminars, studies in literacy, Master of Arts in Teaching, and a new Principal certification program all strive to develop confident, creative and highly-qualified educators.  Twenty professional courses are offered via an online class format, making it more convenient for students to fit their studies into already busy schedules.

Unless otherwise noted, Continuing Studies classes are open to adults 18 and over.  Some of the credit or certification programs may require an application process.  Online registration is available for most courses at glasscock.rice.edu.  For Language Programs, interested students should register by calling 713-348-4019.   

Anderson-Clarke Center

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Rice University

6100 Main St.

Houston, TX 77005