Help Students Make New Discoveries
If you've always loved kids and you want to help them succeed in life, it's never too late. Even if you began your professional life in a different career, your passion and enthusiasm for teaching kids can be enriched because of your real-world experiences in a different field. Obtaining you Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification Plan in Core Subjects 4-8 from University of Houston-Clear Lake will enable you to guide students as they make new discoveries, learn to problem-solve and discover how to think critically.
Build on the Skills and Experiences You Have
Many of your skills from your previous career are transferrable and will greatly enhance your ability to communicate with students and parents and manage your classroom. Through UHCL's College of Education, you'll take academic specialization courses like Shakespeare and children's literature as well as core education courses that cover topics like instructional technologies and social studies, science, and math methods. With the help and support of dedicated faculty, you'll complete your teaching internship and be fully prepared to inspire and lead young students toward academic success.Although it is not necessary for students holding at least a bachelor's degree and seeking initial teacher certification to pursue a second bachelor's degree, those who wish to do so must meet the university's lower-level requirements in addition to the requirements for both teacher certification and the second degree, unless such requirements were met through the completion of the first bachelor's degree. These lower-level requirements are described in the Core section of the catalog.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2018Priority – January 4
Final – January 16
Summer 2018Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
Final (Summer I) – June 5
Final (Summer II) – July 9
Fall 2018Priority – 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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
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
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.