Multicultural Studies in Education M.S.

Educate Students from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds

Multicultural studies is an emerging area of study with a wide variety of career opportunities in education and beyond. Teachers with specialized skills for teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse settings make a difference in the lives of children. Your certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Education will support your work with non- English-speakers to improve their reading, comprehension and speaking of the English language. Bilingual education teachers, who teach content in two languages, help strengthen students' native languages while building English proficiency and mastery of grade-level academic content.

The Multicultural Studies focus prepares teachers to address equity and diversity issues within the classroom, school and the community while the Social Justice in Education focus offers a slightly broader focus, preparing educators and other professionals to explore, identify and advocate for human rights in a variety of environments, organizations and communities.

Become a Multicultural Education Professional

At the graduate level, UHCL offers a Master of Science in Multicultural Studies in Education, with the choice of 4 different specializations: 

  1. Bilingual Education;
  2. English as a Second Language;
  3. Multicultural Studies; and
  4. Social Justice in Education (our new and completely online option).

In addition, students have the option of additional supplemental certificates in either Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language. A supplemental certificate gives educators the ability to teach the chosen supplemental subject (Bilingual education or ESL) at the grade level and in the area of their already existing teaching certificate. This interdisciplinary Master of Science program will enhance educators’ understanding of issues that affect public school students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The program is designed so that students will be prepared comprehensively at an advanced level to deal effectively with the many multicultural issues and concerns that abound in schools today.

Graduates with a Master of Science in Multicultural Studies in Education from UHCL’s College of Education can pursue careers in public schools, community colleges and non-school settings. Depending upon specialized coursework, graduates’ career options may include bilingual or ESL teacher, school district multicultural education/diversity coordinator, ESL teacher for the community college and non-school settings, adult literacy or continuing education teacher and much more. 
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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
 

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

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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.


Multicultural Studies in Education M.S. Faculty

Leslie Gauna

Leslie Gauna

Assistant Professor,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3576
Email: gauna@uhcl.edu
Office: B1325

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Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Associate Professor of Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3551
Email: jonesl@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325-07

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Michele Kahn
Michele Kahn

Michele Kahn

Associate Professor of Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3549
Email: kahnmm@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325

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Judith Marquez
Judith Márquez

Judith Márquez

Department Chair of Counseling, Special Education and Diversity and Professor of Bilingual and Multicultural Education ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3591
Email: marquez@cl.uh.edu
Office: 1325-06

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Laurie Weaver
Laurie Weaver

Laurie Weaver

Professor of Bilingual and Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3584
Email: weaver@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325-12

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