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UHCL doctoral student receives CREATE grant
News Release
Friday, June 03, 2011

HOUSTON  -- The Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) awarded University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Education doctoral candidate Alicia Martin one of only ten 2010-2011 Public School Research Scholars Program grants.The $3,000 award will assist Martin in developing her dissertation research titledIntegration, Learner-Centered, and Curriculum-Centered Approaches in a High School Mathematics Course.”

“The CREATE research grant funding process is highly competitive and selective,” explains UH-Clear Lake Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Program Coordinator of Teacher Education Denise McDonald. “Recipients must exhibit great promise as an educational researcher,” she notes. “Ms. Martin is a stellar representative of the UH-Clear Lake doctoral program.”

CREATE is a consortium of the University of Houston System, the Texas A&M University System, the Texas State University System and the University of Texas System dedicated to exploring quality and effectiveness issues related to teacher preparation, retention and student achievement. Its Public School Research Scholars Program enables public school teachers who are doctoral students to design and complete research related to teacher quality and effectiveness.

Martin, currently enrolled in UH-Clear Lake’s Doctor or Education in Educational Leadership program, is an Algebra II teacher and team leader at Robert E. Lee High School in Goose Creek Consolidated I.S.D. She received a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Mathematics from the UH-Clear Lake in 2007, and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Texas Southern University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Business.

For more information about CREATE, visit To find out more about UH-Clear Lake’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, visit

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