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 reading 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

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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

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


  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
Office: SSCB 3203.8

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Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts,

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Office: S3203

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