Rice University - Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Unlock your potential at the Glasscock School. Lifelong learning for personal & professional growth.

Personal development opportunities are offered in arts, humanities, sciences, creative writing, studio art, photography, lifestyle and personal finance. Professional development programs include courses in human resources, paralegal studies, career development, communication and financial services, including a program to help prepare students for the Certified Financial Planner certification exam.

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Are you seeking to enhance your preparation for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam, but finding it challenging to maintain focus while learning online? Look no further! The Sept. 7 section of our Human Resources Management Exam Prep Certificate program is conducted in a classroom environment on the Rice University campus. Benefit from the knowledge of industry experts and approach your SHRM exam with a sense of assurance. Explore more at: https://bit.ly/3wTUd8V


Unlock your potential with the Rice University Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Program! Here's a deeper look into the key benefits. Apply by July 19 and embark on a transformative journey towards nonprofit leadership excellence! https://bit.ly/3yJp4VY


Meet Jillian and Andrea, the powerhouse duo driving education excellence at Rice University's CFP® Certification Education Program. With a passion for financial literacy and industry experience, they're empowering the next wave of CFP® professionals. Explore the CFP® program at Rice today: https://bit.ly/3Xa4Vma


A big round of applause to the amazing educators and mentors in the Glasscock School's School Literacy and Culture program! Their commitment to early literacy and childhood development is changing lives and creating brighter futures. Join us in celebrating their dedication and learn how they're making a difference in our community. Read more about their impactful work: https://hubs.la/Q02z5SDP0


🌟 Meet Kathie Forney, a proud alumna of Rice University's Master of Liberal Studies program! 📚 Her journey of learning for fun as an empty nester has significantly enriched her life. Discover how her expanded knowledge and new perspectives have made a world of difference!


Meet Nelva Williamson, a 43-year teaching veteran, and AP African American Studies Instructor for New Teachers at Rice University's AP Summer Institute! Explore her journey from attendee to instructor and join us in celebrating 30 years of Rice's AP Summer Institute! https://hubs.la/Q02y-K130


Lunch Bunch break for our staff at Black Walnut Kitchen & Bar! 🍽️ Great food, even better company.


Ready to elevate your leadership skills? Join Rice University's Leadership Principles Certificate Program from Aug. 16 to Oct. 25, 2024. Gain cutting-edge insights, develop emotional intelligence, and lead with confidence. Perfect for emerging leaders, middle managers, and small business owners. Enroll today and transform your career!


Don't miss the OpenRICE session next week! Join successful women in financial services as they share personal journeys, challenges, and triumphs in navigating the finance industry. Gain valuable insights into career paths, obstacles overcome, and opportunities for women in financial leadership roles. An engaging and empowering discussion for anyone in finance, leadership, and breaking barriers. Register here: https://hubs.la/Q02xp7-T0
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Discover the impact of the CTP credential on your career! Check out the latest job market trends, employment data, and top-paying occupations for CTP holders. Ready to take the next step? Learn more and register for Rice University's CTP Program today! https://hubs.la/Q02y9jSZ0


Join us for School Literacy & Culture's prestigious four-day Summer Institute, where you'll connect with a community of dedicated early childhood educators exploring innovative early literacy practices and gain a wealth of classroom ideas. Mark your calendars for July 22-25, on campus at Rice University. Register now at https://hubs.la/Q02y14d_0.


🌞 School's almost out, but the learning never stops! Join us at Rice University's AP Summer Institute and fuel your summer with professional growth. Plus, we're celebrating 30 years of excellence in AP training! In-Person: July 9-12 | Online: July 15-19 & July 22-26. Let's make this summer unforgettable! https://hubs.la/Q02xLJnt0


Unlock the power of data for fundraising success! Join Rice University's Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership this June for the last of our Spring 2024 courses. Elevate your reporting and data management skills. Enroll now! https://hubs.la/Q02xqqPC0

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Meet the Instructors! Discover the expertise behind Rice University's Paralegal Certificate Program. Get ready to learn from seasoned legal professionals shaping the next generation of paralegals. Learn more about the program today: https://hubs.la/Q02xpy020


Catch our panel discussion featuring accomplished women in finance as they delve into their unique paths, hurdles, and victories in a traditionally male-centric field. Discover invaluable perspectives on career trajectories, conquering challenges, and the evolving landscape for female leaders in finance. Don't miss out on this empowering dialogue about shattering barriers in the financial world. Join us for an enlightening session: https://hubs.la/Q02xp6mJ0

OpenRICE is an initiative by the Glasscock School to offer relevant and timely expertise and insight, free and online, to the Houston community. This session is offered in partnership with Rice University's Professional and Corporate Programs.

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Scoops of fun and sweet memories at the Rice University Staff Council Ice Cream Social! 🍦 Thanks to Dean Robert Bruce and George Zombakis, assistant director for Professional and Corporate Programs, for serving up smiles yesterday at Rice University's West Servery.


Unlock the secrets to nonprofit financial success with our Nonprofit Finance Certificate. From mastering financial theories to strategic decision-making, we've got you covered. Learn more: https://hubs.ly/Q02xhMzK0


Establishing and striving towards meaningful goals is crucial for seizing control of your career and increasing your likelihood of success. Whether you aim to progress in your current field or pursue a new career direction, taking proactive steps is essential. Check out our simplified roadmap for setting professional goals. If upskilling is part of your journey, Rice University's Glasscock School is here to support you. Join us this fall to further your professional development. Find out more: https://bit.ly/4aiT9Zu


The deadline for applying to Rice University's Master of Liberal Studies program for Fall 2024 is only 2 days away on May 15! Make sure to submit your applications by logging in here: https://bit.ly/4afIbUJ

If you need assistance, check out our detailed application guide: https://bit.ly/3WEYSWp


Ready to take your nonprofit leadership to the next level? Explore Rice University's Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives Program and unlock a world of opportunities! Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to lead nonprofit organizations effectively. Apply by June 21 for early consideration! https://bit.ly/3JTyQHs


Don't miss our panel discussion with successful women in finance sharing their personal journeys, challenges, and triumphs in a male-dominated industry. Gain valuable insights into career paths, overcoming obstacles, and opportunities for women in financial leadership. Join us for an empowering discussion on breaking barriers in finance. https://bit.ly/4aelYXf


Meet the instructors of Rice University's Human Resources Management Exam Prep Certificate Program! Whether you prefer on-campus or online learning, join us this fall to get ready for the SHRM exam. Save the date for our next information session on July 31. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3V17F45


Join us next month for Rice University's Creative Writing Camp! Limited spots are available for all grade levels. Allow your children to unleash their creativity, think outside the box and connect with others. Secure your spot today by registering at: https://bit.ly/44wvtzO.

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Hats off to the exceptional graduates of Rice University's Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Liberal Studies programs! 🎓 We at the Glasscock School are beaming with pride for each one of you. Your commitment, perseverance, and enthusiasm have brought you to this outstanding achievement, and we are overjoyed to commemorate your success. 🥳 Learning is a lifelong journey, and your time at the Glasscock School has provided you with the tools to embrace that philosophy. Keep exploring, pushing boundaries, and seizing new opportunities with the same passion and determination that led you to this special day. Congratulations, graduates! 👏

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Congratulations, graduates! 🎓 🥳


Are you ready for Rice University's AP Summer Institute this summer? Don't wait any longer! Sign up now for one of our three weeks of AP professional development in July. Choose between on-campus or online options. Hurry, time is ticking! Register at: https://bit.ly/4barGu6.


Congratulations Albert Kidd, Glasscock Advisory Board member and Melissa Kean, former Glasscock Advisory Board member, on receiving the Gold Medal Award at the Association of Rice Alumni’s 2024 Laureates Awards Celebration last night! Read more about their outstanding service to Rice University: https://alumni.rice.edu/Laureates

Congratulations to our 2024 Laureates Awards Dinner honorees! 🦉


Watch the livestream to see our Master of Liberal Studies and Master of Arts in Teaching graduates cross the stage starting at 2 pm tomorrow, May 4! Congratulations graduates!

Rice University’s 111th commencement ceremonies will take place May 3-4

All ceremonies will be available via livestream at commencement.rice.edu. Join us in celebrating our graduates!


📚 From campus tours to expert advice, our recent workshop "Navigating the Pathway to College Admission" for rising juniors and seniors with Rice University's Center for Education was a success! Learn more about how we are guiding the next generation of high school students towards their bright futures. Check out the details here: https://bit.ly/3JHqYZF

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For more than 50 years, the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University has demonstrated how a great university and a world-class city can unite to inspire each other while building quality education and strong leadership. As part of our goal to serve the Houston community and global networks, we are passionate about producing the next generation of professionals, leaders and lifelong learners who will impact their schools, nonprofit organizations and communities.

Center for College Readiness
The Center for College Readiness is currently one of the largest teacher-training institutes in the country. Teacher programs focus on content knowledge and instructional strategies; student programs emphasize personal growth; and administrator programs focus on creating college-going cultures within school communities. These programs are praised nationally for their high academic standards.

Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership
Our Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership envisions a vibrant philanthropic culture in Houston and around the world. We strive to increase the effectiveness and impact of the nonprofit sector by educating and nurturing leadership among professionals and those who support them. We realize these are goals on a grand scale, but we also believe in the power of individuals who unite to make a difference in the world.

Community Programs
Experience lifelong learning driven by your fascinations. Community Programs invites adult learners to enjoy educational excellence via a broad array of convenient courses spanning arts, humanities, science, technology and mind-body wellness. These short, non-credit classes create a welcoming community of learners who embrace the “unconventional wisdom" that is a hallmark of Rice University.

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