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Master of Science in Educational Management

Become an Educational Leader and gain real-world experience before you graduate.

University of Houston-Clear Lake's (UHCL) Master of Science in Educational Management prepares students for careers in educational and instructional leadership while providing meaningful, real-world experiences. Choose from multiple specialization options to align with your specific careers goals. With a unique blend of standards-based academic and fieldwork, the course of study is designed to promote and grow the transformational and transcendent agents of change that schools desperately need.

Educational administrators work 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 available in a hybrid format, featuring a mixture of in-person class sessions and online assignments. It's also offered completely online. This student-centered program aligns with state and national certification standards to address candidates' career goals.

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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Why Should You Choose the Educational Management M.S. at UHCL?

Flexible Options for Working Adults

Whether you're able to come to campus full-time, part-time, or not at all, UHCL offers the Educational Management M.S. in face-to-face and hybrid formats, as well as completely online.

Earn Your Degree Online

Job-Embedded Experiences

Get real-world experience as an educational leader, before you graduate. The program offers job-embedded experiences that help equip you for success.

AEL and T-ESS Certification Exams Included

While you take the required courses toward the degree, you'll have the opportunity to receive the Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) and Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) certifications which are included in the program. Free certification exam support is also included.

New Trauma Informed School Leadership Course

One of the most important components of being an effective educational leader is knowing how to take a trauma-informed approach. This new course teaches students how to realize how trauma can affect people, recognize the signs, respond appropriately, and resist re-traumatization. 


Accreditations and Distinctions

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.

Application Deadlines

For graduate student admissions information, please visit How to Apply as a Graduate Student.

New Students - August 1
Returning Students - August 15
International - May 1
New Students - January 5
Returning Students - January 15
International - October 1
New Students - May 1
Returning Students - May 25
International - April 1

International Students

For information regarding international student admissions, please visit International Admissions & Student Services.

Admissions Requirements

  • 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.

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.

Degree Requirements

Ready to learn about the classes you need to take to earn your degree from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out all you need to know about the required course work, complete with options for electives.

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Cost Information

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 283-7600

About UHCL

UHCL Online

UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

About UHCL Online

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

About UHCL at Pearland

Program Director

Dr. Jennifer Grace
Administration and Supervision Program Director and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, College of Education



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