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

Empower Students to Succeed with a Bilingual Education

Become a highly qualified bilingual educator with the Interdisciplinary Studies BS with Core Subjects EC-6 with Bilingual Supplemental Certification from UH-Clear Lake. Our expert faculty will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and disposition to teach students core subjects in Spanish and English, enabling them to achieve a higher rate of success. You'll see the impact of your work almost immediately as your students demonstrate improved language and academic proficiency.

Coursework includes dual-language lessons taught by dedicated professors who are committed to your growth. UH-Clear Lake's College of Education also offers enriching field experiences in both bilingual and general education settings. With this experience, you'll have the opportunity to enter your own classroom equipped with the confidence and skills needed for a fulfilling career as an educator.

Address a Teacher Shortage Area and Expand Your Marketability

According to The National Center for Education Statistics, as of 2015, more than 892,000 students in Texas schools were English language learners. Most of these students are from Spanish-speaking backgrounds. In addition, the U.S. Department of Education identifies bilingual educators as “high demand” professionals in Texas.

You can be confident that you will help meet this demand, as graduates of UHCL’s College of Education have nearly a 100 percent placement rate. These graduates are now teachers in general and bilingual education settings in numerous local independent school districts, including Deer Park, Houston, Clear Creek, Galena Park, Goose Creek, Alvin and Pasadena.


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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID. 

The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester. 

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and former UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply. 

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines. 


  • 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 EC-6 with Bilingual Supplemental 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

Leslie Gauna
Leslie Gauna

Leslie Gauna

Assistant Professor of Studies in Language and Culture,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3576
Email: gauna@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Leslie Gauna Faculty Bio

Judy Marquez
Judith Márquez

Judith Márquez

Professor of Studies in Language and Culture,
Education

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

Judith Márquez 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

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

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

Debra Shulsky Faculty Bio

Laurie Weaver
Laurie Weaver

Laurie Weaver

Program Coordinator and Professor of Studies in Language and Culture,
Education

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

Laurie Weaver Faculty Bio

Omah Williams-Duncan
Omah Williams-Duncan

Omah M. Williams-Duncan

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

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

Omah M. Williams-Duncan Faculty Bio