Early Childhood: PreKindergarten - Grade 3 Certification, B.S.
A Flexible, Practical Degree Option for Early Childhood Educators
Early childhood is a unique developmental period, requiring similarly unique teaching
strategies and styles. Children are driven by a natural curiosity and determination
that makes them perfect learners. Your Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood: PK-Grade
3 Certified Teachers will teach you how to harness this curiosity, setting students
on the path of lifelong learning.
With your EC: PK-3 Certification you will be highly qualified to teach children age 3 through third grade in Texas public schools.
Teach Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds and Positively Impact the Entire Family
A child’s first years are their most formative and lay the critical foundation for emotional, intellectual and physical growth. You will acquire the tools to teach young children from diverse backgrounds and learn how to support young children as they grow and develop. Your coursework will include the study of child development, cultural awareness for young children, child guidance and classroom management, play in the early childhood curriculum, teaching young children with special needs, and early childhood curriculum and pedagogy related to reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and the creative arts.
Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.
- How to Apply as a Freshman Student
- How to Apply as a Transfer Student
- How to Apply as an International Student
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.Early Childhood: PreKindergarten - Grade 3 Certification, B.S.
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2024Priority - December 1
Final - January 8
Returning UHCL Students - January 10
Summer 2024Priority - May 1
Summer I Final - May 22
Summer II Final - June 28
Fall 2024Priority - August 1
Final - August 12
Returning UHCL Students - August 14
- International Deadlines
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
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.