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Interdisciplinary Studies B.S. with Science 4-8 Certification

Engage Children’s Natural Curiosity in the Physical World

With your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Science 4-8 certification from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to captivate the minds of young scientists. Learn science-based curriculum design, safety, teaching strategies and assessment geared to elementary and middle school students. Master the fundaments of educational psychology and classroom management so that you can lead your students on an exploration of earth science, physics and chemistry. Refine your critical thinking and decision-making skills and develop effective classroom management and communication skills to define your teaching style for the class.

Create a Classroom Where Creativity and Invention Intersect

Learning is fueled by curiosity, creativity, and logical thinking skills. With your coursework, training and field experiences, you’ll learn to guide students to arrive at solutions creatively, without simply giving answers. You’ll show them real-world applications to the skills they’re acquiring, and you’ll learn to demonstrate how fun and interesting science is through simple experiments. They’ll develop their critical thinking and analytical skills while learning the connection between theory and practice.

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • 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 Science 4-8 Certification Faculty

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

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

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

Debra Shulsky 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

Omah M. Williams-Duncan Faculty Bio