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Educational Management M.S. with Principal as Instructional Leader Certification and Reading Specialist Certification

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.

The Master of Science in Educational Management from UHCL’s College of Education is currently offered in both a traditional, face-to-face class format, as well as a hybrid format, featuring a mixture of face-to-face class sessions and online assignments. 

Be at the Forefront of Your School’s Literacy Initiatives

There is a growing need for a balanced literacy approach because of rigorous educational standards and student testing. The reading specialist certification provides the background necessary to best serve Pre-K to Grade 12 students. This combination of leadership and literacy can also provide graduates an edge in the current competitive job market, opening a wide range of opportunities as principals, assistant principals, literacy directors, literacy coordinators and program specialists. Courses are offered in both traditional and hybrid format.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Educational Management, Principal as Instructional Leader Certification and Reading Specialist Certification, M.S.


Cost Information

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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. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application 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 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

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL


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.


Educational Management M.S. with Principal as Instructional Leader Certification and Reading Specialist Certification Faculty

Jane Cooper
Jane Cooper

Jane Cooper

Assistant Professor of Qualitative Methods,
Education

Contact number: 281-841-4858
Email: cooperja@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-12

Jane Cooper Faculty Bio

Antonio Corrales
Antonio Corrales

Antonio Corrales

Doctoral Program Director and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3588
Email: corrales@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

Antonio Corrales Faculty Bio

John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Email: decman@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1125

John Decman Faculty Bio

Arthur (Chuck) Lang

Chuck Lang

Visiting Lecturer of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3633
Email: langar@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

Chuck Lang Faculty Bio

Queinnise Miller
Queinnise Miller

Queinnise Miller

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3512
Email: millerq@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-13

Queinnise Miller Faculty Bio

Heather Pule
heather pule

Heather Pule

Assistant Professor of Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3577
Email: pule@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Heather Pule Faculty Bio

Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Program Director and Associate Professor of Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies Program,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Email: raymond@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Roberta Raymond Faculty Bio

Felix Simieou
Felix Simieou

Felix Simieou III

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3589
Email: simieou@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1125

Felix Simieou III Faculty Bio