Dual Credit
Teacher
Credentialing

Build Your Teaching Career With Rice

In Texas, all public colleges and universities are required to accept dual credit, which is a program that offers college course credit for taking high school classes. The Glasscock School offers two courses of study that can help you reach your goal of teaching college-level or dual credit courses.

To teach college-level dual credit classes in the State of Texas, high school teachers must hold a graduate degree (Master's or PhD) and have eighteen graduate hours (six courses) in the teaching field.

Teachers that possess the appropriate credentials to teach dual credit courses in their content areas are in high demand and have the potential to maximize their earning power while providing college access and increasing college affordability for their students.

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PATHS AVAILABLE
WITH AND WITHOUT MASTER'S DEGREES
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ADD RICE TO YOUR RESUME
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INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Two Plans of Study

For college-level academic courses, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires dual credit teachers to hold a master’s or doctoral degree in the content area or a master's degree with 18 graduate hours in the discipline being taught.

At Rice, we meet teachers where they are and provide two paths to accommodate every teacher's professional development needs.

Applications are accepted three times a year.

Application Cycle Deadline
Fall May 15
Spring October 15
Summer February 15

Created for teachers who hold a master’s degree but lack the required 18 graduate content hours, this option helps teachers with a master’s degree efficiently meet the requirements to teach dual credit courses. Currently, courses are only available in the following disciplines: English and Social Sciences/History.

Program Details

Graduate Credits 18
Length 1 year (minimum)
Class Size 12:1 student to faculty ratio
Meetings 1 evening class/week
Location On-campus
Style Instructor-led

Prior to beginning your application, please review our Application Details below. When you are ready to apply, visit the link below and select "Liberal Studies" as the graduate program and "Graduate Certificate: Dual Credit Credentialing - (English or History)" as the offering.

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The Rice Experience

Why you should choose Rice's Dual Credit Teacher Credentialing?

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RICE LOCALLY GROWN. GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED.

Rice University has a rich history of bringing great minds together in service to society, with a 55-year history in the education field. School districts all over Texas trust and hire our teachers as valued members of their campuses.

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MIRROR THE PROFILE OF A TRADITIONAL COLLEGE INSTRUCTOR.

Dual credit instructors not only possess the appropriate credentials but also lead courses that meet rigorous post-secondary standards and utilize instructional strategies that advance critical thinking and problem-solving.

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HELP MAKE COLLEGE MORE AFFORDABLE.

A Rice teacher's impact goes far beyond the classroom. With preparation focused on classroom, campus, and community leadership, students graduate with all the skills needed to change lives.

Application Details

Whether you are applying for the Dual Credit Credentialing Graduate Certificate or the Master of Liberal Studies with Dual Credit Content Specialization, we are here to guide you through your application. Please review the application instructions below. If you have any questions, please contact us at mls@rice.edu.

Application Cycle Deadline
Fall May 15
Spring October 15
Summer February 15

Application Requirements Checklist

When beginning your application, please select "Liberal Studies" as the graduate program and one of the following as your intended program:

  • Graduate Certificate: Dual Credit Credentialing - English
  • Graduate Certificate: Dual Credit Credentialing - History
  • Master of Liberal Studies

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Submitting Application Materials

All application documents, including resume, personal statement, writing sample, and letters of recommendation will be submitted online. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to the Graduate Liberal Studies office. Electronic transcripts are accepted and should be sent to mls@rice.edu. Application materials become the property of Rice University and will not be returned.

Mailing Address

Rice University
Master of Liberal Studies - MS 550
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Tuition, Fees & Tuition Waivers

Rice University is committed to keeping the costs of the Rice Dual Credit Graduate Certificate program as low as possible. Tuition reflects a significantly reduced rate from normal Rice University tuition and is designed to accommodate part-time students.

Fee Type Amount
Tuition $3,125 per course
Parking $89-$288 per year; varies depending on the parking permit selected
Graduate Student Association $22 per semester (for Path 2: Master of Liberal Studies with Dual Credit Content Specialization participants only)
Graduate Liberal Studies Student Activity Fee $52 per semester (for Path 2: Master of Liberal Studies with Dual Credit Content Specialization participants only)

Additional information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the Cashier's website.


Tuition Waivers

Rice University believes in the importance of developing education leaders for our city. The Dual Credit Teacher Credentialing program offers a limited number of merit-based, partial tuition waivers to highly qualified prospective students. Tuition waiver opportunities can be discussed during the interview stage of the application process.

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