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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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 4
Final* and Session Start - January 16
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
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
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Houston, TX 77058
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UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
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.
7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Houston, TX 77083
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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.