Prepare for any classroom or campus-wide challenge you face while strengthening and stretching your skills with the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Rice University.
About the Program
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a 30-hour, non-thesis graduate degree program. With programs designed for both new teachers and experienced teachers, our dedicated faculty offer teachers an exceptional amount of personal contact, coaching, support, and supervision through this rigorous academic program. All graduates enter the classroom with cutting edge, proven, and practiced teaching skills through an individualized field-based residency.
One hundred percent of our students receive job offers at the end of the program from public schools and certified private schools. We hold recruiting days on campus for school districts and private schools to meet and interview our students. We provide guidance to our students towards schools that match their given skill sets to ensure success.
For current Rice undergraduates, the Master of Arts in Teaching program may be completed as a 5th Year Master's program. To learn more, please connect with us.
Meets the evolving professional needs of practicing teachers
Rice's MAT program is a carefully designed plan of study that allows teachers to further develop their pedagogical knowledge, learn new strategies for student engagement, and broaden their instructional leadership skills.
Rice University believes in the importance of developing teacher leaders. We are committed to keeping the costs of the Master of Arts in Teaching program for experienced teachers as low as possible. Financial incentives include significantly reduced tuition for all admitted students. Additionally, we offer a limited number of merit-based, partial scholarships to highly qualified students.
This program is designed for the practicing teacher. Classes are offered every semester – fall, spring, and summer. All of our courses in the fall and spring are offered in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. Saturday courses are also available.
Designed for teacher leaders
We seek to develop instructional leaders who continue to grow in their profession; honing their pedagogical skills, encouraging and mentoring their peers, and contributing to the professional development of their educational communities.
To ensure success in and accessibility of the program experience, sessions are offered in the fall, spring, and summer. All required courses for this degree are offered in the evenings, on Saturdays, or in a blended format. As students begin their plans of study, they will work closely with their own academic advisor to chart their movement through the program.
Evening courses are offered once per week for 15 weeks. Saturday classes meet in the fall or spring semesters. Additionally, many of our courses utilize the Canvas platform and Blackboard Collaborate, a web conferencing tool, to enhance the face-to-face instruction – allowing for a blended learning environment and greater flexibility in course instruction and delivery.
Each course earns three credit hours towards the 30-hour MAT. The program can be completed in three years if a student takes 6-9 hours each year.
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