Respond Effectively to the Needs of Non-Native English Speaking Students
Significantly improve the lives of students struggling to learn English by obtaining a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Core Subjects EC-6 with ESL Supplement from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Often, ESL students are too intimidated to participate fully in the classroom, and the insightful communication and management skills you have acquired from your previous profession could make the difference for a child struggling to learn English. The skills and life experience you bring to your classroom, combined with the instruction you'll receive from dedicated faculty will ensure that all non-native students you teach will become fully proficient in English.
Help All Students Become Full Participants in School
In UHCL's College of Education, your coursework will equip you to teach all core subjects
in an elementary or middle school classroom who can address the gap that currently
exists for ESL students. More than 10 percent of public school students are identified
as English Language Learners, and of those, 71 percent are native Spanish speakers.
Your coursework will prepare you for certification and to become an effective, creative
classroom teacher with the ability to inspire culturally diverse students to acquire
the language skills they need to make progress in all aspects of their education and
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.
UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.
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.
UH-Clear Lake at Pearland
1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.
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.