Teaching M.A.T.

Earn a Master’s Degree and Teaching Certificate in Only 36 Credit Hours

Become a leader in education while helping students achieve their goals with a Master of Arts in Teaching from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake. If you’re seeking to transition to a career in education, the Master of Arts in Teaching allows you to earn both a teaching certificate and a master’s degree with just 36 semester credit hours. With evening courses available, you can complete the program and keep your full-time day job.

Choose from various certification areas and bands — early childhood-grade 6, grades 4-8 or grades 7-12 — and acquire core knowledge and skills so your future students will have the opportunity to flourish. In addition to content area pedagogy, you’ll learn how to effectively manage a classroom, provide instruction, and approach cultural differences and student exceptionalities.

Meet Growing Job Market Needs

According to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Regional Growth Forecast, the Houston-Galveston population will continue to increase, creating an even greater need for new educational programs and professionals. The MAT is designed to meet these student and job market demands while providing leadership opportunities for graduates.

As an added incentive, UHCL’s College of Education provides employment assistance to all of its students, giving you the security of knowing you’ll likely be employed soon after graduation. UHCL has a reputation of producing high-quality teachers who are in demand among local school districts.


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Admission Requirements

UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.


  • Teaching M.A.T.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • GPA of 3.000 or better either over last 60 hours or overall.
    • If GPA is above 2.750 but below 3.000, applicant must take the GRE or MAT and meet the following minimum scores:
      GRE: combined 294 on the verbal and quantitative sections and 3.5 on the analytical writing.
      MAT: 390
    • A passing score on the content state assessment (TExES) associated with the target teacher certification. Must take content state assessment as a Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT)


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.


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final and Session Start* - August 27

  • Spring 2019

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 14
    Final and Session Start* - January 22

  • Summer 2019
    New Degree Seeking - May 1
    Priority* - May 28
    Final, Summer I* - June 10
    Final, Summer II* - July 15
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 12
    Final and Session Start* - August 26

*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.


Locations

  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.


Teaching M.A.T. Faculty

Suzanne Brown
Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3536
Email: browns@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1119

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Sandra Browning
Sandra Browning

Sandra Browning

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3503
Email: browning@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3.203

Faculty Bio

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Email: divoll@uhcl.edu
Office: B-1111

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Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
Email: mcdonald@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.10

Faculty Bio

Debra Shulsky
Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Email: shulsky@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119.6

Faculty Bio

Brenda Weiser
Brenda Weiser

Brenda Weiser

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3522
Email: weiser@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-11

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Omah Williams-Duncan
Omah Williams-Duncan

Omah M. Williams-Duncan

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction with STEM Emphasis,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3547
Email: DuncanO@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119

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