The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies extends Rice University’s commitment to educational equity and access by offering lifelong and life-changing personal and professional development programs to the Houston community and beyond. We use the degree, non-degree, and certificate space as ground for innovating higher education and creating more access to relevant, personalized and professional courses.
We have three areas of philanthropic opportunity:
Professional Development: To succeed in Houston’s dynamic economy, professionals need to continuously challenge and reinvent themselves. We help people at every level of their careers learn the skills and build the relationships they need to keep advancing.
- Professional & Executive Programs
- Center for Nonprofit Leadership
- Foreign Languages
Personal Development: Our courses in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences help non-traditional students—from young adults to retirees—increase their knowledge and expand their perspective on the world. In partnership with Rice’s world-class faculty and expert community instructors, the educational opportunities we provide help activate the huge potential inside every Houstonian. And the exchange of ideas and perspectives we enable enhances not only our campus, but all of Houston.
- Community Learning & Engagement
- Graduate Liberal Studies
Education: Improving Houston public education is one of the great challenges of our time. To meet it, we take a holistic approach that addresses the needs of all stakeholders—students, parents, teachers and administrators. From early childhood development, to college readiness, to professional development, our programs impact the entire educational lifecycle and prepare young Houstonians for a future full of opportunity.
- Center for College Readiness
- School Literacy & Culture
- Master of Arts in Teaching & Educational Certifications