Engage. Enrich. Educate.

Rice University is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in providing high-quality professional development for K-12 teachers, administrators, and counselors, and enrichment opportunities for students. The University continuously works to fulfill Edgar Odell Lovett’s vision of a university engaged with its community by providing educational opportunities to our ever-changing community.

We invite you to explore the multitude of opportunities available through Rice University’s various K-12 initiatives.

Graduate Programs

Rice University offers several graduate degree programs for educators focusing on content, pedagogy and leadership.

Professional Development

Development programs for educators emphasize innovative curricular content, best practices and instructional strategies. Over 8,000 K-12 teachers come to campus each year for training in math, science, English, social studies, languages other than English, engineering, technology, literacy, writing, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and other enrichment opportunities.

Non-credit and credit programs are available.

K-12 Research Partnerships

Rice University is active in producing a variety of K-12 curriculum tools in the form of games, scope and sequences, lesson planning guides and interactive digital media.

K-12 Initiatives at Rice

You can financially support K-12 Initiatives by contacting our Development Director, Courtney Tardy, at 713-348-4881 or ctardy@rice.edu.

Donations can also be made online. Please use the designation "other" and type K-12 Initiative in the special instructions box to be sure that your gift will be allocated to our fund.