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

Help Children Become Civic Decision Makers

Social studies teachers engage students’ curiosity about society, humanity, history, geography, politics and economics. With your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Social Studies 4-8 certification from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll give children the insights they need to become well-informed, civic minded adults. You’ll guide them through historic events using evidence, view new ideas through historical contexts, and demonstrate understanding and open-mindedness about the world and other cultures.

Social studies teachers engage students’ curiosity about society, humanity, history, geography, politics and economics. With your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Social Studies 4-8 certification from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll give children the insights they need to become well-informed, civic minded adults. You’ll guide them through historic events using evidence, view new ideas.
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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Ready to learn about the classes you need to take to earn your degree from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out all you need to know about the required course work, complete with options for electives.


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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Summer 2020

    Priority - February 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - June 8
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 13

  • Fall 2020

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring 2021

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2020
    Priority - January 1
    Final - January 21
  • Summer 2020
    Priority – May 25
    Final (Summer Session I) – June 8
    Final (Summer Session II) – July 13
  • Fall 2020
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 21
  • Spring 2021
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 19

Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. 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 Social Studies 4-8 Certification Faculty

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

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

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

Faculty Bio

Debra Shulsky
Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Email: shulsky@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119.6

Faculty Bio