Rice University is committed to keeping the costs of the Rice Principal Certification program as low as possible. Incentives include significantly reduced tuition for all admitted students.
Tuition for the Rice Principal Certification program in the 2020-21 academic year is $2,010 per course (does not include parking, books, other supplies as needed, university required fees, late fees, State exam fees, or State certificate fees.). This reflects a significantly reduced rate from normal Rice University tuition, and is designed to accommodate part-time students.
Fees include but are not limited to:
Parking fee: $70-$240 per year; varies depending on the parking permit selected
Additional information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the Cashier's website.
Our Principal Fellows program targets school leaders, preferably those teaching in high-need schools, who are ready to take on the challenges of instructional and organizational leadership in public schools.
We are offering a select number of scholarships for our principal certification program that will reduce tuition by a minimum 25 percent of our normal per course tuition rate of the required courses.
Principal Fellow opportunities can be discussed during the interview stage of the application process.
Fellow applicants will need a letter of recommendation from his/her current principal. (This letter is in addition to the letters of recommendation mentioned in the Admissions section.)
Letter of Recommendation from Current Principal
Please request a letter of recommendation from your current principal that includes the following information:
Ways you are/would be an effective problem solver on your campus
Why your principal would hire you as an administrator on your campus
Completed letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Education Department - MS 146
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892