Put Your People and Language Skills to a Rewarding Use
The College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake offers a Master of Science
in Multicultural Studies in Education with the option of adding supplemental certificates
either in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual Education, as well as Special
Education. Teachers with specialized skills for teaching in culturally and linguistically
diverse settings make a difference in the lives of children. Statistics show a serious
shortage of bilingual and ESL teachers in many urban and rural school districts –
especially ones with experience in special education.
ESL teachers work with non-English speakers to improve their reading, comprehension, and speaking of the English language. Bilingual education teachers instruct in two languages, which helps strengthen students’ native languages while building English proficiency and mastery of grade-level content.
Great Teaching Matters. Become a Teacher and Change Lives.
This interdisciplinary Master of Science program will enhance your understanding of
issues affecting public school students from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
The program is designed to prepare you comprehensively at an advanced level so you
can deal effectively with the many multicultural issues and concerns that exist in
Graduates with this degree 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 all with a focus in special education.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 28
Fall 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 12
Spring 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
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.
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.