Develop the Games that Enhance Teaching and Learning
Digital games are quickly becoming a central element of professional education and training across all industries. University of Houston-Clear Lake's Instructional Design and Technology Program prepares graduates to be leaders in the analysis, design, development and implementation of instruction, bridging cutting edge technologies with the latest learning methods’ research. With specialization in Game Theory and Design you will explore the design and development of games that enhance teaching and learning from multiple perspectives allowing you to enhance your instructional design and development skills
Create and Innovate to Maximize Students’ Benefit from Serious Games
In the field of game theory and design, the continuous advancements in technology
and gaming are changing the ways trainers, teachers, and learners create, evaluate,
and learn. The interdisciplinary nature of game theory and design has led to innovations
in teaching and learning, as well as more opportunities for collaboration across industries.
You will obtain additional skills and knowledge related to game design, development,
and learning. You will learn and be mentored by UHCL’s Instructional Design and Technology
Program faculty members, who are noted as academic leaders in distance education,
instructional/educational technology, performance technology, and research.
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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
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.