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Bachelor of Science in Education with Science 4-8

Engage Children’s Natural Curiosity in the Physical World

With your Bachelor of Science in Education with Science 4-8 certification from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to captivate the minds of young scientists. Learn science-based curriculum design, safety, teaching strategies and assessment geared to elementary and middle school students. Master the fundaments of educational psychology and classroom management so that you can lead your students on an exploration of earth science, physics and chemistry. Refine your critical thinking and decision-making skills and develop effective classroom management and communication skills to define your teaching style for the class.

Create a Classroom Where Creativity and Invention Intersect

Learning is fueled by curiosity, creativity, and logical thinking skills. With your coursework, training and field experiences, you'll learn to guide students to arrive at solutions creatively, without simply giving answers. You'll show them real-world applications to the skills they're acquiring, and you'll learn to demonstrate how fun and interesting science is through simple experiments. They'll develop their critical thinking and analytical skills while learning the connection between theory and practice.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Understanding the classes you need to take for your degree at University of Houston-Clear Lake is crucial to planning out your education. The buttons below will allow you to view the full degree requirements and give you an understanding of your academic experience. If you are currently attending a community college in Texas, click on the "Transfer Guide" button to view what classes can be taken at your local community college, and transferred to UHCL to complete your degree.

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2024
    Priority - May 1
    Summer I Final - May 22
    Summer II Final - June 28
  • Fall 2024
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 12
    Returning UHCL Students - August 14
  • Spring 2025
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 6
    Returning UHCL Students - January 8

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority Deadline - May 1
    Extended Deadline - June 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    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.


University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

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.

Bachelor of Science in Education with Science 4-8 Faculty

Sue Brown
Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

Contact number: 281-283-3536
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Suzanne Brown Faculty Bio

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Doctoral Program Director and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Kent Divoll Faculty Bio

Debby Shulsky
Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky

Program Director and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Debra Shulsky Faculty Bio

Carol Waters
Carol Waters

Carol Waters

Assistant Professor, STEM,

Contact number: 281-283-3503
Office: Bayou 1119

Carol Waters Faculty Bio

Omah Williams-Duncan
Omah Williams-Duncan

Omah M. Williams-Duncan

Associate Professor of Teacher Education - STEM Emphasis,

Contact number: 281-283-3547
Office: B1119-4

Omah M. Williams-Duncan Faculty Bio