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