Educational Management M.S. with Principal Certification and Special Education Certification

Become the Progressive Educator Your Students Need

With a growing emphasis on the all-inclusive classroom, a Master of Science in Educational Management from University of Houston-Clear Lake with both Principal and Special Education Certifications provides you the background needed to better serve all students from Pre-K to Grade 12. This 36-credit-hour degree will prepare you to understand key leadership issues and how they relate to effective special education, and you can also earn Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) and Texas Teachers Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) certifications.  

Informed Leadership is Pivotal for the Success of Students Requiring Special Education Services

Research suggests that a school principal can play an integral part in the success of the school’s special education process; however, few school leaders are prepared for this responsibility. This course of study combines of leadership training and special education awareness to give you a competitive edge in your career and a wider scope of training as an educator. Offered in a hybrid format that combines online and in-person classes, this program is perfect for the active educator looking to become a well-rounded teacher in pursuit of leadership opportunities as an administrator or special education director. Just make sure you have a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of successful full-time classroom teaching in an approved accredited school, a passing score on the Principal state assessment and a passing score on the Special Education state assessment before you apply. 
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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    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
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman 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

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  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.

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  UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
 

UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus

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

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

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  Alief ISD
 

Alief ISD

7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Houston, TX 77083
Phone: 281-212-1611

Take your educational leadership potential to the next level with a certificate or graduate degree from our cohort program at Alief Taylor High School.

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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.


Educational Management M.S. with Principal Certification and Special Education Certification Faculty

Antonio Corrales
Antonio Corrales

Antonio Corrales

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 409-392-8186
Email: corrales@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-11

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John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

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

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Lawrence Kajs
Lawrence Kajs

Lawrence T. Kajs

Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3620
Email: kajs@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1125

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Gary Schumacher
Gary Schumacher

Gary Schumacher

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3631
Email: schumacher@uhcl.edu
Office: B1125-8

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Felix Simieou
Felix Simieou

Felix Simieou III

Department Chair for Leadership and Policy Analysis and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3589
Email: simieou@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-10

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