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
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 4
Final* and Session Start - January 16
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
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
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
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.