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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- Teaching M.A.T.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 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.
- 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)
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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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 28
Fall 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 12
Spring 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)
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.
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.