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

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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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Spring 2021

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1

  • Summer 2021

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

  • Fall 2021

    Priority - July 15
    Final - August 1


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2021
    Priority - January 5
    Final - January 15
  • Summer 2021
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2021
    Priority - 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
  • 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 with ESL Supplemental Certification Faculty

Lillian Benavente-McEnery
Lillian Benavente-McEnery

Lillian Benavente-McEnery

Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

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

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

Faculty Bio

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

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

Faculty Bio

Leslie Gauna

Leslie Gauna

Assistant Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3576
Email: gauna@uhcl.edu
Office: B1325

Faculty Bio

Judy Marquez
Judith Márquez

Judith Márquez

Professor of Bilingual and Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3591
Email: marquez@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

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

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

Faculty Bio

Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

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

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

Faculty Bio

Sandy Watson

Sandra Watson

Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D.,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3596
Email: WatsonSa@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1125

Faculty Bio

Laurie Weaver
Laurie Weaver

Laurie Weaver

Professor of Bilingual and Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3584
Email: weaver@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

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

Faculty Bio