Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an Educational Leadership Concentration program prepares graduates for highly-effective teaching and leading within a variety of educational settings. Program graduates will deepen their EC-12 pedagogical expertise and learn how to strategically and cohesively lead educational organizations, people, and professional learning to maximize students' academic achievement and well-being.
|1. Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall or in the last 60 hours of college courses|
|2. All official transcripts including the one which depicts an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited university and any graduate credit earned. If you attended a college or university outside the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service recognized by UHD prior to applying for admissions to the university.|
|3. Three professional letters of recommendation|
|4. Personal statement indicating that
Educational Leadership is your area of interest and how you believe your educational & professional background will contribute to your success in this program. 700-word minimum|
|5. Submit application via
|6. Upload letters of recommendation and personal statement to your application through your
|7. If qualified, admissions interview with the Department of Urban Education|
|ETC 5301||Technology Applications for Curriculum Development|
|MAT 6310||Reading in the Multicultural Classroom|
|MAT 6311||Child Development & Diversity|
|MAT 6315||Introduction to Educational Research|
|MAT 6317||Classroom-Based Research (Preq. MAT 6315)|
|MAT 6390||Directed Studies in Urban Education (Taken in the last semester)|
|EDL 5310||Introduction to School Leadership|
|EDL 5320||School, Family, & Community Engagement|
|EDL 5330||School Law & Ethics|
|EDL 5340||Educational Systems & Talent Management|
|MAT Elective I||Students must choose any existing MAT course|
|MAT Elective II||Students must choose any existing MAT course|
Note: The courses in this degree plan are taught using a hybrid of face-to-face and online instruction. The MAT degree program requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester credit-hours. For degree completion, a grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained. In addition, students must successfully complete a culminating Educational Leadership project (in MAT 6390) under the supervision of an appointed education professor.
This master's degree does not include initial Texas Teacher Certification or Texas Principal Certification. It does include a UHD-awarded Foundations of Educational Leadership certificate that may be recognized by partner school districts for certain teacher support positions and other role-based incentives.
All UHD MAT students are encouraged to apply for the
Gordon and Mary Cain Graduate Academic Merit Scholarship. This scholarship will pay for half the price of UHD MAT tuition/fees. Students can earn this scholarship more than once during the course of their MAT program.
Dr. Natasha Perez
Graduate Program Director
PerezN@uhd.edu or 713-221-5761
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-221-2714