Find Your Second Career in the Classroom
If you started your first professional career in another field and you’re interested in a change, your focus on teaching reading to students can be particularly rewarding. University of Houston-Clear Lake offers a variety of post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs that offer excellent courses and the support you need to become a fully certified classroom teacher. Upon completing the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan Core Subjects EC-6 with Bilingual Supplement, you'll acquire the skills to address the gap that currently exists for bilingual students. Second-career teachers understand the authentic application of learning, bring a deeper level of experience and perspective to the classroom, and are able to motivate students and inspire other teachers. School districts seek qualified, passionate teachers with varied life experiences to challenge students to become great future leaders.
Put Your Life Skills to Work for Children
This certification will equip you to teach all core subjects in an elementary school classroom, and it will help you open the door to academic success for more than 10 percent of public school students who are identified as English Language Learners. Your coursework will prepare you for certification and to become an effective, creative classroom teacher with the ability to inspire culturally diverse students. You’ll demonstrate the organizational and communication skills you acquired in your previous career to students and parents. No two days will be the same, and you’ll see you have entered the most interesting, challenging career of your life.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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the required course work, complete with options for electives.
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.
Deadlines for Applying
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - January 21
Summer 2020Priority – May 25
Final (Summer Session I) – June 8
Final (Summer Session II) – July 13
Fall 2020Priority - August 1
Final - August 21
Spring 2021Priority - 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
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
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.