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Interdisciplinary Studies B.S. with Core Subjects 4-8 Certification

Play a Key Role in Students’ Middle Years

As a future educator working toward certification in core subjects in grades 4-8, you’ll play an integral role in helping students develop the majority of their educational, personal, emotional and physical habits. With a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Core Subjects 4-8 Certification from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education, you will help your students improve their core proficiency each year. You will acquire an effective classroom management style from the insights you’ll gain from your field experiences to schools.

Learn Expert Use of Instructional Methods

Encompassing such as topics as algebra, British literature and world geography, your curriculum prepares you for your student internship and future job in front of intermediate, middle and junior high school students. The College of Education faculty are dedicated to your success and select instructional approaches from methods that are well researched and widely practiced in your grade level and content area. Because no single teaching method works best for every teacher and student, you’ll learn to adapt to all kinds of teaching methods, such as cooperative groups, problem-based learning and interactive lectures. 

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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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
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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.


Locations

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.


Interdisciplinary Studies B.S. with Core Subjects 4-8 Certification Faculty

Lillian Benavente-McEnery
Lillian Benavente-McEnery

Lillian Benavente-McEnery

Professor of Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3539
Email: mcenery@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Lillian Benavente-McEnery Faculty Bio

Sue Brown
Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3536
Email: browns@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Suzanne Brown Faculty Bio

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Email: divoll@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Kent Divoll Faculty Bio

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
Email: mcdonald@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Denise McDonald Faculty Bio

Heather Pule
heather pule

Heather Pule

Clinical Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3577
Email: pule@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Heather Pule Faculty Bio

Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies Program ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Email: raymond@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Roberta Raymond Faculty Bio

Debby Shulsky
Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Email: shulsky@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Debra Shulsky Faculty Bio

Omah Williams-Duncan
Omah Williams-Duncan

Omah M. Williams-Duncan

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction with STEM Emphasis,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3547
Email: DuncanO@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Omah M. Williams-Duncan Faculty Bio