Texas Teacher Certification
In the Teacher Certification program, 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 at least one content teaching field from the list of state-approved teaching fields.
Undergraduate 5-year MAT
Rice University’s 5-Year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a 36-hour degree program that affords the opportunity for motivated undergraduate students to earn graduate credit toward their MAT while simultaneously completing their bachelor’s degree.
In the spring semester of senior year, students complete a field-based practicum in a Houston-area public school. Teacher candidates receive a support team of a field supervisor, a mentor and a cooperating teacher to guide them through their practicum. Students will have extensive opportunities to hone their pedagogy skills during this experience.
All students are required to create a digital professional portfolio. The portfolio represents the culmination of experiences, chronicles your growth in attaining the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful as a new teacher, and it reflects your understanding of teaching and student learning.
Course Specialties/Teaching Fields:
English Language Arts and Reading, 7-12
Science, 7-12 (Eligible to teach the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Environmental, Astronomy)
Social Studies, 7-12 (Eligible to teach the following subjects: Economics, Geography, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology)
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