Interdisciplinary Studies B.S. with Core Subjects EC-6 Certification (Reading Concentration)

Reading is Key to a Child’s Academic Success

Reading unlocks a child’s imagination and opens doors to new worlds for them. Great teachers play a critical role in developing a child’s reading and writing skills, as well as cultivating a child’s lifelong love of books. Your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Reading from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education will help you become the expert reading instructor that students need. You’ll gain the skills you need for teaching effective reading and writing development; learning a variety of ways to teach reading; tailoring instruction to the individual student; and helping children strategically learn.

Help Transform a Child into a Lifelong Reader

Research shows that establishing early literacy skills enables students to experience high academic success. Your coursework, including corrective and remedial reading, diagnostic and prescriptive reading, reading in content subjects and reading and writing in EC-6, focuses on helping you teach children of all skill levels how to become proficient readers.

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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

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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 Certification (Reading Concentration) 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

Amber Brown
Amber Brown

Amber Brown

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3627
Email: browna@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

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

Terry Chvala
Terry Chvala

Terry Chvala

Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3641
Email: Chvala@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1125

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

Shanna Graves
Shanna Graves

Shanna Graves

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3578
Email: gravess@uhcl.edu
Office: bayou Suite 1119

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: Bayou Suite 1119

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: Bayou Suite 1119

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

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