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ESL Supplemental Certificate

Become One of Your School’s Most Valuable Assets

As society continues to globalize, teachers encounter an increasing number of non-English speaking students in schools. With a supplemental ESL certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’re able to help foreign students grasp English more quickly, keep up with their classes, and integrate into your school’s culture. This supplemental certificate will give you the foundation to augment your skills and increase your value in your school as an ESL educator.

Expand Your Career Options

UHCL leads Texas in teacher preparation. With the supplement, you have even more options to achieve professional success. As a UHCL graduate, you’ll have the benefit of our partnerships with area school districts and all the skills you need to excel in your profession.

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Admission Requirements

UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.

Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID. 

The UHCL applications is available online through The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester. 

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and former UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply. 

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines. 

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final – April 1
    Document Deadline – April 15

  • Spring

    Final – October 1
    Document Deadline – October 15

  • Summer*

    Final – March 1
    Document Deadline – March 15

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 State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

ESL Supplemental Certificate Faculty

Leslie Gauna
Leslie Gauna

Leslie Gauna

Assistant Professor of Studies in Language and Culture,

Contact number: 281-283-3576
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Leslie Gauna Faculty Bio

Judy Marquez
Judith Márquez

Judith Márquez

Professor of Studies in Language and Culture,

Contact number: 281-283-3591
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Judith Márquez Faculty Bio

Laurie Weaver
Laurie Weaver

Laurie Weaver

Program Coordinator and Professor of Studies in Language and Culture,

Contact number: 281-283-3584
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Laurie Weaver Faculty Bio