The Master of Arts in Teaching for new teachers is designed to prepare the recent college graduate and career changer for the teaching profession. All our students enter the classroom with cutting edge, practiced, teaching skills through an individualized field-based experience.
Training begins in the summer with two courses that introduce lesson planning, delivery and assessment. These skills are practiced in the fall and spring semesters working side-by-side with a cooperating teacher and field supervisor at a partner school.
The school year ends with new teachers ready to use the student-centered approach and proven specific content teaching strategies during the first year of full-time teaching. The support from Rice faculty and field supervisors include classroom observations, individualized advising and guidance for the new teacher’s leadership growth in the classroom and school campus.
One hundred percent of our students receive job offers at the end of the program from public schools and certified private schools. We have 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 well with their given skill sets to ensure success.
“As one of few Latina teachers, Rice taught me to model to students, and especially students of color, what it takes to navigate the world when they leave school; to equip them with the tools necessary to problem solve, inquire about the world around them, and ultimately find success, no matter what challenges they face.” Natasha Cruz
“Rice helped me to see what student-centered learning is about and the ways it can be used in the classroom and the importance of students driving their own learning. I see so much more participation and interest when students are driving their own learning.” Grace Magnani
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