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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
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL 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. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.


University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

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,

Contact number: 281-283-3536
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Suzanne Brown Faculty Bio

Takisha Bolden-Gastile
Takisha Gastile

Takisha Bolden-Gastile

Lecturer in Secondary Science and Math Education, UHCLTeach Master Teacher,

Contact number: 281-283-3549
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 1125

Takisha Bolden-Gastile Faculty Bio

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Doctoral Program Director and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Kent Divoll Faculty Bio

Debra Shulsky
Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky

Program Director and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Debra Shulsky Faculty Bio

Carol Waters
Carol Waters

Carol Waters

Assistant Professor, STEM,

Contact number: 281-283-3503
Office: Bayou 1119

Carol Waters Faculty Bio

Omah Williams-Duncan
Omah Williams-Duncan

Omah M. Williams-Duncan

Associate Professor of Teacher Education - STEM Emphasis,

Contact number: 281-283-3547
Office: B1119-4

Omah M. Williams-Duncan Faculty Bio