Leverage Your Leadership Strengths
The University of Houston-Clear Lake, with its alumni footprint throughout Texas and especially the Houston area, provides its graduates not only with a state-recognized high-quality preparation program, but also with the networking capacity to find mentors and colleagues who share and understand the expectations of great leaders. In schools from Sealy to Beaumont, from Galveston to Conroe, you will find UHCL alumni in educational leadership positions who are very willing to support your professional goals. With their support and the support of others, your efforts as a candidate will land you the position you seek. Imagine having the benefits of academic and fieldwork experiences that provide you with the professional understanding of the "right things" and the evidence that shows you've done them.
You'll become prepared to bring innovative and workable solutions to the challenges you’ll face as a school administrator, and you’ll build the needed skills to evaluate transformational concepts and technologies, conduct meaningful assessments and develop curricula that meet a wide range of learning objectives. Because courses are offered both face-to-face and in an online hybrid format, you have the flexibility to complete your coursework according to your work schedule.
Become a Change Leader in Your School
Learn to model the behaviors of collaboration and effective teaching that you’ll expect
from the teachers on your staff. You’re on your way to becoming an instructional innovator
and coach, and that’s why your coursework focuses on educational leadership skills,
effective leadership in learning environments, state and federal school law, and school
finance. In addition to the Master of Science with Principal as Instructional Leader
Certification, you will also earn the required Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)
and Texas Teachers Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) certificates.
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Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.
Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements for your preferred major.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former 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. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL applications is available online through Apply Texas. 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 former 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
Final – April 1
Document Deadline – April 15
Final – October 1
Document Deadline – October 15
Final – March 1
Document Deadline – March 15
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.
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 283-7600
Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
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.
UH-Clear Lake at Pearland
1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
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.
7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Houston, TX 77083
Take your educational leadership potential to the next level with a certificate or graduate degree from our cohort program at Alief Taylor High School.
Accreditations and Distinctions
The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.
We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.