Guide English Language Learners to Language Mastery and Academic Success
The demand for English as a Second Language teachers in schools continues to rise as more English language learners enroll in US schools each year. Your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Core Subjects 4-8 from University of Houston-Clear Lake will prepare you to educate children in grades 4-8, but you'll be equipped to do so much more with your ESL supplemental certification. Students of all ages and linguistic backgrounds are in need of additional support to master the English language to ensure their academic success in school. Your degree will give you the knowledge, skills and dispositions to effectively teach this student population.
Enter the Classroom with Confidence and Compassion
UHCL understands that teaching students subject matter in a language they don't understand
as well as teaching them a new language requires special skills and training. Your
coursework will guide you through the theory and techniques you'll need to be the
most effective teacher possible to English language learners. The College of Education
(COE) offers a wide choice of specialized graduate and undergraduate plans that allow
you to tailor your course of study to your future teaching setting. This flexibility
gives you a host of options when it comes to planning your career.
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Degree Plan Degree Map
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2021Priority - January 5
Final - January 15
Summer 2021Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2021Priority - August 13
Final - August 18
Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline, the application will be extended to January 11th on ApplyTexas for Transfer students. Starting January 12th all transfer students interested in applying for Spring 2021 will need to have all official documents (transcripts from every college or university attended and application fee) in hand and will need to complete a paper application. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
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.
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.