Master of Arts in Teaching

The Rice Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program and the educator preparation program offer a unique opportunity for study in an urban setting with a diverse student population and many opportunities for teachers to be leaders in school improvement.

This educator preparation program moves beyond teacher certification to give teacher candidates field experience with students from foreign countries and from different ethnicities reflective of our globalized society.

Students in our graduate program design courses, prepare curriculum and gain full responsibility for their classes, guided by mentor teachers selected for the excellence of their own teaching.

Rice has a record of success in preparing great teachers. Our graduates are eagerly sought for teaching positions. They typically become leaders early in their careers, developing innovative curriculum, joining or even leading teacher teams, creating interdisciplinary curriculum, writing programs and student publications and taking responsibility for bringing technology or the arts into their schools.

For more information, please visit the M.A.T. Teacher Education website and download the graduate studies brochure. Please contact the department for the most recent program handbook.

Teaching Fields

  • Art
  • English Language Arts and Reading
  • French¬†
  • German
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Latin
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a secondary education certification

Some of our entering M.A.T. candidates come directly from undergraduate studies at Rice or other universities across the nation. Others are making career changes or reentering the workforce, including a museum educator planning to teach art, an architect who always wanted to teach history and a medical researcher who has become a popular and effective physics teacher. 

Master of Arts in Teaching Contact Information

Judy Radigan, Director
17 Herman Brown Hall
Phone: 713-348-4826
Fax: 713-348-5459