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What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (36 hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,256.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected August 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,



77058, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to University of Houston-Clear Lake, if they have earned bachelor's degrees or higher (as applicable) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and are eligible to return to the last institution attended. 

For international students

Student must have a undergraduate degree.

GPA of 3.000 or better either over last 60 hours or overall.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Your minimum scores must be: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam; 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or, You can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.