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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan Core Subjects EC-6 (Early Childhood Concentration)

Play a Key Role in a Child's Educational Development

If you're interested in changing professions and you've always had a passion for helping children learn, consider University of Houston-Clear Lake's Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan Core Subjects EC-6. Whatever your previous professional background may have been, your experience brings additional value to your classroom. Research shows that the experiences children have during pre-school and early childhood education can have a formative and lasting effect on their educational development. You'll receive excellent preparation for a career as an early childhood educator in schools and child-related agencies like hospitals, mental health agencies and associated fields.

Engage, Instruct and Inspire Students of All Ages

Your certification with early childhood concentration in core subjects EC-6 will equip you to teach all core subjects in an elementary or middle school classroom. Your coursework prepare you for certification and to become an effective, creative classroom teacher. 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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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.


Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan Core Subjects EC-6 (Early Childhood Concentration)


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17
  • Spring 2023
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 9
    Returning UHCL Students - January 11

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1

  • Summer*

    Final - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

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.


Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan Core Subjects EC-6 (Early Childhood Concentration) Faculty

Elizabeth Beavers
Elizabeth Beavers

Elizabeth Beavers

Associate Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3513
Email: BeaversEA@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite B1325

Elizabeth Beavers Faculty Bio

Amber Brown
Amber Brown

Amber Brown

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3627
Email: browna@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Amber Brown Faculty Bio

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

Suzanne Brown Faculty Bio

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Email: divoll@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Kent Divoll Faculty Bio

Leslie Gauna
Leslie Gauna

Leslie Gauna

Assistant Professor of Studies in Language and Culture,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3576
Email: gauna@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Leslie Gauna Faculty Bio

Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Email: giles@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Michelle Giles Faculty Bio

Shanna Graves
Shanna Graves

Shanna Graves

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3578
Email: gravess@uhcl.edu
Office: bayou Suite 1119

Shanna Graves Faculty Bio

Rebecca Huss-Keeler
Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3535
Email: huss@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Rebecca Huss-Keeler Faculty Bio

Preeti Jain
Preeti Jain

Preeti Jain

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3567
Email: jainp@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Preeti Jain Faculty Bio

Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Department Chair and Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and Diversity,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3551
Email: jonesl@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Lisa Jones Faculty Bio

Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Professor of Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3562
Email: jonesr@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

Robert Jones 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

Denise McDonald Faculty Bio

Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies Program ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Email: raymond@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Roberta Raymond Faculty Bio

Randy Seevers
Randy Seevers

Randy L. Seevers

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3534
Email: seevers@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Randy L. Seevers Faculty Bio

Debra Shulsky
Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Email: shulsky@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Debra Shulsky Faculty Bio

Paul Wagner
Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner

Program Coordinator and Professor of Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3571
Email: wagner@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Paul Wagner Faculty Bio

Carol Waters
Carol Waters

Carol Waters

Assistant Professor, STEM,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3503
Email: WatersC@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1119

Carol Waters Faculty Bio

Omah Williams-Duncan
Omah Williams-Duncan

Omah M. Williams-Duncan

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3547
Email: DuncanO@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Omah M. Williams-Duncan Faculty Bio