Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP)

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The Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) is designed to equip K-12 school educators with a business school education centered around entrepreneurship. According to their website, REEP is the nation’s foremost leadership development program for highly motivated educators committed to leading public schools. Housed at the Jones Graduate School of Business, the REEP program focuses on leadership development, with the goal of turning school leaders into better educators and business leaders. Currently, there are three REEP programs being offered: the REEP MBA for School Leaders, the REEP Business Fellowship for School Leaders, and the REEP Summer Institute for School Leaders.

REEP MBA for School Leaders

The REEP MBA for School Leaders program is a two year program that equips students with a masters degree in Business Administration and a certificate in Entrepreneurship Education. Upon completion of the program,

REEP Business Fellowship for School Leaders

The REEP Business Fellowship for School Leaders is a one year business training program. This is specifically designed for Houston area K-12 educators with a Master's degree and at least two years of teaching experience. The curriculum is designed to teach educators how to run K-12 schools as CEOs, with classes held on Thursday evenings, Fridays and Saturdays. Below is a list of sample courses:

  • Data Analysis
  • Implementing Strategy / Change Management
  • Organizational Behavior/ Leadership
  • Communications/ Marketing
  • Teamwork / Decision Making / Negotiations
  • Accounting/ Finance
  • School Boards & Central Offices
  • REEP Summer Institute courses related to Problem Solving, Leadership and Innovation

REEP Summer Institute for School Leaders

This is an 11 day course offered during the summer in which current K-12 educators who already have a Master's degree strive to become more effective school leaders. Past coursework has included:

  • Budgets as a tool for reform
  • Building a high performance culture
  • Education Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Past, Present, and Future of the Education Landscape
  • Power and Influence
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Business Stimulation and Case Studies