Interdisciplinary Studies B.S. with Core Subjects EC-6 and Special Education EC-12 Certification

Help Each Student in Your Classroom Succeed

Your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Core Subjects from EC-6 from the University of Houston-Clear Lake will prepare you to educate children from early childhood through sixth grade, and with your certification in Special Education, you’ll be able to do so much more. As student populations grow and become more diverse, there is an increase in the number of students with special needs who require additional support to address their specific learning, emotional, mental or physical challenges. You will have the skills to help all students, regardless of their academic challenges, to achieve a higher level of success.

Become One of Your School’s Most Valuable Resources

Special education teachers are a valued resource in the school environment. You’ll also work with general education teachers, counselors, social workers, school superintendents, administrators and parents to create a team spirit to address your students' needs. You’ll be equipped to work in a classroom, a resource center or another setting in your school to teach students, depending on their needs. As student populations continue to increase and become more diverse, employment of special education teachers is expected to increase faster than average. Your Bachelor of science from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education equips you with the training you’ll need to be a coveted member of any school’s faculty.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in 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 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

  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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  UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
 

UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

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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 and Special Education EC-12 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

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 1119

Faculty Bio

Sandra Browning
Sandra Browning

Sandra Browning

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3503
Email: browning@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3.203

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: B-1111

Faculty Bio

Leslie Gauna

Leslie Gauna

Assistant Professor,
Education

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

Faculty Bio

Marva Gavins

Marva Gavins

Assistant Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3569
Email: gavins@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-9

Faculty Bio

Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Lecturer of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Email: giles@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1111.2

Faculty Bio

Elaine Hendrix
Elaine Hendrix

Elaine Hendrix

Clinical Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3635
Email: hendrixe@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.8

Faculty Bio

Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Associate Professor of Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3551
Email: jonesl@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325-07

Faculty Bio

Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Professor of Educational Foundations,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3562
Email: jonesr@cl.uh.edu
Office: 1111-9

Faculty Bio

Michele Kahn
Michele Kahn

Michele Kahn

Associate Professor of Multicultural Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3549
Email: kahnmm@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325

Faculty Bio

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
Email: mcdonald@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.10

Faculty Bio

Lillian McEnery

Lillian McEnery

Associate Professor,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3539
Email: Mcenery@uhcl.edu

Faculty Bio

Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Email: raymond@uhcl.edu
Office: S3203

Faculty Bio

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

Rose Toman
Rose Toman

Rose Toman

Visiting Lecturer of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3605
Email: Toman@uhcl.edu
Office: B 1321.12

Faculty Bio

Paul Wagner
Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner

Professor of Educational Foundations,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3571
Email: wagner@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119-08

Faculty Bio

Brenda Weiser
Brenda Weiser

Brenda Weiser

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3522
Email: weiser@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-11

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: 1119

Faculty Bio