The Center for College Readiness department offers online programs designed to meet the needs of busy educators around the world. These high-quality programs will use Owl-Space, Rice University’s online and easily accessible learning management system, to provide professional development opportunities for teachers. Participants completing the programs will receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or Continuing Education Units (CEU).
AP and Pre-AP Online Mentoring
In conjunction with our customized district professional development, we offer Web-delivered programs designed to assist AP and Pre-AP teachers in mastering their content and vertical alignment. The web-based programs provide teachers with the support, knowledge and networks vital to building strong AP and Pre-AP programs.
Student AP Exam Prep OnlineThis online program is designed to support and guide students through the AP exam preparation process by providing interactive discussion forums and continuous access to the most up-to-date and enriching resources.
Fundamentals of College Counseling Online Program The college search process can be simultaneously exciting and daunting for students and their families. Effective college counseling requires fundamental and advanced counseling skills, knowledge of adolescent cognitive development, an understanding of the higher education landscape and familiarity with the undergraduate admissions process and financial aid. This program provides a holistic, core curriculum to teach the critical skills of effective college counseling.
The Undergraduate Admissions Process Online ProgramNavigating the undergraduate admissions process is often one of the most daunting aspects of preparing students to apply for college. Students, families, and counselors all often wonder “what are admissions committees looking for?” This course explains in detail the factors that go into the “holistic review” of highly selective colleges and universities in the United States. Topics include: transcript, curriculum, high school context, standardized test scores, essays, letters of recommendation, athletic recruits, performing artists and disciplinary infractions.