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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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

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

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

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

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