Interdisciplinary Studies B.S. with Core Subjects EC-6 with Bilingual Supplemental Certification

Guide Non-Native English Speakers to Academic Success

The demand for English as a Second Language teachers in early elementary grades continues to rise as children who speak a language besides English in their homes increases annually. Students of all ages and linguistic backgrounds are in need of additional help to master the English language to ensure their academic success in school. Your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Core Subjects EC-6 and ESL Supplemental Certifications from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education will equip you to meet this growing demand and support students as they gain the skills they need to succeed in American schools and in their community.

Enter the Classroom with Confidence and Compassion

UHCL understands that teaching students 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 non-English speaking students. The College of Education (COE) offers a wide choice of specialized graduate and undergraduate plans that allow you to tailor your course of study. This flexibility gives you a host of options when it comes to planning your career.
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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

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 EC-6 with Bilingual Supplemental Certification Faculty

Elizabeth Beavers
Elizabeth Beavers

Elizabeth Beavers

Assistant Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3513
Email: BeaversEA@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite B1119

Faculty Bio

Terry Chvala
Terry Chvala

Terry Chvala

Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3641
Email: Chvala@UHCL.edu
Office: B1125

Faculty Bio

John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Email: decman@uhcl.edu
Office:  Bayou Building, Suite 1125

Faculty Bio

Rebecca Huss-Keeler
Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3535
Email: huss@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119-09

Faculty Bio

Preeti Jain
Preeti Jain

Preeti Jain

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3567
Email: jainp@uhcl.edu
Office: B1119

Faculty Bio

Lawrence T. Kajs
Lawrence Kajs

Lawrence T. Kajs

Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3620
Email: kajs@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1125

Faculty Bio

Chuck Lang

Chuck Lang

Visiting Lecturer of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3633
Email: chuck.lang@aol.com
Office: B1125-11

Faculty Bio

Renee Lastrapes
Renée  E. Lastrapes

Renée E. Lastrapes

Assistant Professor of Education Research and Assessment,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3566
Email: Lastrapes@uhcl.edu
Office: 1111-5

Faculty Bio

Michelle Peters
Michelle Peters

Michelle Peters

Associate Professor of Research and Applied Statistics-Program Coordinator, Educational Foundations/Research ,
Education

Contact number: 202-321-3752
Email: petersm@uhcl.edu
Office: B1111-10

Faculty Bio

Gary Schumacher
Gary Schumacher

Gary Schumacher

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3631
Email: schumacher@uhcl.edu
Office: B1125-8

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Randy Seevers
Randy Seevers

Randy L. Seevers

Associate Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3534
Email: seevers@uhcl.edu
Office: B1321-08

Faculty Bio

Mark Shermis
Mark Shermis

Mark D. Shermis

Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Educational Foundations,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3501
Email: mshermis@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1237

Faculty Bio