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 Plan Degree Map
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2021Priority - January 5
Final - January 15
Summer 2021Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2021Priority - 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
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
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.