Become a Leader in Early Childhood Education
The Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake provides an opportunity to expand your reach as an educator, encourage your growth as a leader in the field, and empower you to become a lifelong learner. In this program, which focuses on children from birth to age eight, candidates will study ways in which to more actively engage a child during those critical first years to help develop their cognitive, socio-emotional, language, and motor skills. Candidates will learn how to put the youngest of learners on the path to success by preparing them with high quality and experienced early childhood teachers.
The degree is designed to give candidates the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the field of early childhood, combining theory, practice and research with an emphasis on coursework focused on young children birth through age 8. The degree includes a Practicum experience option in a community-based educational program focused on the candidate’s career goals. The degree is offered with three specialty tracks:
- Early Childhood Education
- Core Subjects EC6 Certification
- Early Childhood with Focus on Young Children with Disabilities.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 13
Final* and Session Start - August 27
*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.
We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.