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Reading M.S.

Support, Supplement and Extend Reading Instruction in the Classroom

Teaching children to read is often the key to unlock their minds and their futures. With your Master of Science in Reading from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll support classroom teachers in their efforts to help students with their literacy skills. UHCL’s Literacy Program prepares teachers for leadership in literacy instruction at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels. The program features a carefully sequenced course of study that begins with an education core and also includes practical coursework in reading and language arts with a balance of classroom and clinical applications.

Provide Resources and Leadership for the Entire School

Your coursework will promote culturally relevant teaching and foster a broad understanding of multiple perspectives through differentiated instruction across curriculum. To support these efforts, a wide range of literature is used to increase your capacity to think critically, responsively, and reflectively.

  • The required Reading Practicum (a hands-on course) affords the opportunity to work with K-12 students in a clinical setting.
  • Candidates also learn to communicate with and coach colleagues, parents, and the community about literacy issues.
  • Coursework includes exposure and work with technology-based products (digital books, book podcasts, etc.) designed to meet rigorous instructional standards.
Your degree will prepare you to delve deeper into the knowledge needed to help develop and improve literacy skills in students and adults of diverse backgrounds. It can lead to employment in schools, community colleges, various business and non-profit settings involving the literacy field.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Ready to learn about the classes you need to take to earn your degree from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out all you need to know about the required course work, complete with options for electives.

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 21
  • Summer 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 10
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 19

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
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    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.


  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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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.

Reading M.S. Faculty

Elaine Hendrix
Elaine Hendrix

Elaine Hendrix

Clinical Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts,

Contact number: 281-283-3635
Email: hendrixe@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.8

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Lillian McEnery
Lillian Benavente-McEnery

Lillian Benavente-McEnery

Professor of Reading and Language Arts,

Contact number: 281-283-3539
Email: mcenery@cl.uh.edu
Office: 1119-07

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Heather Pule
heather pule

Heather Pule

Clinical Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts,

Contact number: 281-283-3577
Email: pule@uhcl.edu
Office: S3203

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Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Reading and Language Arts,

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Email: raymond@uhcl.edu
Office: S3203

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Rose Toman
Rose Toman

Rose Toman

Visiting Lecturer of Reading and Language Arts,

Contact number: 281-283-3605
Email: Toman@uhcl.edu
Office: B 1321.12

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