1. This form and all transcripts and papers pertaining to the application that are not submitted electronically, should be sent directly to the Education Department, MS-146, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892.
  2. Official transcripts of all college or university course work must be sent directly to the Education Department from the institution(s) issuing the transcript(s).  Official electronic transcripts are accepted and must be sent to education@rice.edu.
  3. Applicants must hold a master’s degree, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, from a university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). U.S. Department of Education Database for Accredited Colleges and Universities (outside source).
  4. Applicants must hold a valid classroom teaching certificate.
  5. Applicants must have at least two years of creditable teaching experience as a classroom teacher. Substitute teaching or teaching assistant experience is not acceptable.
  6. Verification that applicant’s current, or other chosen, school will allow the completion of a total of 160 hours of practicum for one academic year (fall and spring semesters).
  7. Two letters of recommendation.  One letter should be from the current principal or supervisor and the second can be professional or academic.  Inform the persons writing letters that they will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to submit the recommendation. No action on an application will be taken until all recommendations are received.
  8. Application processing fee is $85.  This fee is non-refundable. 
  9. Admission interview with the Education Admissions Committee when all application documents have been received and reviewed.
  10. Timed writing sample.  Applicants will have 60 minutes to submit a writing sample on the day of the interview.  (Candidates should have their own laptops.)

Rice University is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment. It is the policy of Rice University to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body.  Rice University does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in its admissions, its educational programs, or employment. In employment, the university seeks to recruit, hire, and advance qualified candidates, including women, members of underrepresented minority groups, individuals with disabilities, and protected classes of military veterans specified by law