The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University is currently one of the largest teacher-training institutes in the country. Offerings include professional development for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, college access counseling and technology integration.
The AP® program is the national standard for academic rigor and college readiness, providing high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. AP courses provide the level of rigor that best prepares students for post-secondary success.
Research demonstrating that AP courses increase students’ college readiness and completion is incontrovertible. The success of the AP program is due, in part, to the academic rigor of Pre-AP and AP courses. Experimental research studies have proven that participation in the AP program is significantly correlated with college readiness.
The Center for College Readiness provides AP training and support to both teachers and students, serving more than 3,500 participants in 2017.
AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, used with permission for the AP Summer Institute. The College Board is not involved in the development and delivery of other Rice professional development.
The Center for College Readiness offers workshops for teachers in schools implementing the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, providing training to more than 1,100 participants in 2017. The workshops at Rice are designed for new and experienced PYP, MYP, DP and CP IB teachers who are interested in learning more about the IB program and/or strategies and techniques for effectively teaching IB courses. Workshops are led by experienced IB workshop leaders who have a strong background in teaching and an interest in developing the IB teacher community through rigorous professional development.
Endorsed workshop partner of the IBO.
Our college readiness-focused programming is designed to build awareness about the role of rigor in preparing students for college, to create a college-going culture within the school community and to explore the critical skills of effective college counseling for all educators.
Our technology integration workshops are designed to help teachers discover how to transform their classroom into a student-centered environment that is easily differentiated for all learners. Workshops are designed specifically for teachers with various levels of experience at integrating technology from beginners to advance.
In addition to our other education initiatives, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers specialized programming for educators in areas of leadership coaching, teaching practices and more.
The Center for College Readiness offers numerous college-preparatory opportunities for students to raise their awareness of the importance of college and to master the skills necessary for their post-secondary careers.