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Educational Management M.S.

Train in a Program that Prepares the Difference-makers in Educational Leadership

The UHCL Master of Science in Educational Management Program provides candidates with meaningful, real-world experiences that separate them from all others as they engage in leadership activities that impact, and will continue to impact, the communities in which they serve. With a unique blend of standards-based academic and fieldwork experiences, the course of study is designed to promote and grow the transformational and transcendent agents of change that schools desperately need today and in the future.

Become an Effective Educational Leader

An educational administrator works with teachers, students and other educators to touch lives and make education a positive experience for everyone. The Master of Science in Educational Management is currently offered in both a traditional face-to-face format as well as a hybrid format, featuring a mixture of in-person class sessions and online assignments. The goal of the educational and management program is to prepare candidates to be inspired and effective educational leaders. This student-centered program provides a blend of academic and fieldwork experiences aligned with state and national certification standards to address candidates’ career goals. Courses are offered both in a traditional and hybrid format. When you complete your degree from UHCL’s College of Education, you will have the necessary skills to turn your vision to become an inspiring educational leader into a reality.

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Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.

  • Educational Management M.S.
  • Application

    The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas.

  • Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree and a 3.000 GPA over the last 60 semester credit hours.
    • Graduate Records Examination (GRE):
      • GRE is not required if GPA in last 60 hours is 3.000 or above.
      • GRE is required if GPA in last 60 hours is 2.750-3.000
        • Minimum required GRE scores: 294 combined on the Quantitative & Verbal, 3.5 Analytical Writing
    • Hold a valid Texas Teaching Certificate
    • Official Transcripts
      • Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL.

    The following items must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):

    • Letter of Support from School Building Administrator
    • Teacher Service Record (TSR)
    • College of Education Advanced Certification Program Application
    • Admissions Essay (1-2 pages) that addresses the following prompts:
      • Why do you wish to pursue a master’s degree in Educational Management?
      • Describe the strengths and/or experiences you possess that will be an asset to you in this program.
      • In what ways will this degree enable you to make meaningful contributions to your school community (staff, scholars, families, community)?
    • Interview Video
      • Record a 5-8 minute video of yourself that answers the following questions:
        • What can you tell us about yourself and your experiences that will make you a good candidate for the Principal as Instructional Leader program?
        • What does leadership mean to you?
        • How do you use critical self-reflection in your professional growth?
        • Explain how you plan to balance self-care, role responsibilities/expectations, and the rigor of a graduate program?
      • Upload the video of YouTube as "unlisted" and then paste the link to your video into a word document and upload it to your E-Services Account.

    Admission Essay and Interview video will be scored based on program established rubrics.

    Once your application has been approved, you will be prompted to formally accept your office of admission to the program and pay a required $37 TEA Admission fee.

Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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.


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Pearland, Texas 77581
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The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

We've earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Educational Management M.S. Faculty

Antonio Corrales
Antonio Corrales

Antonio Corrales

Doctoral Program Director and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3588
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

Antonio Corrales Faculty Bio

John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Office: Bayou Suite 1125

John Decman Faculty Bio

Jennifer Grace
Jennifer Grace

Jennifer Grace

Administration and Supervision Program Director and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3523
Office: Bayou Suite 1111-8

Jennifer Grace Faculty Bio

Queinnise Miller
Queinnise Miller

Queinnise Miller

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3512
Office: B1111-13

Queinnise Miller Faculty Bio

Felix Simieou
Felix Simieou

Felix Simieou III

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3589
Office: Bayou Suite 1125

Felix Simieou III Faculty Bio