Expert Special Education Teachers are Vital to Schools
If you started your first professional career in another field and you’re interested in a career change, your focus on teaching young students can be particularly rewarding. University of Houston-Clear Lake's Post-Baccalaureate Certification Plan with Core Subjects in Early Childhood-6 with EC-12 Special Education qualifies you to play a key role in the success of a child in core subjects through sixth grade and through 12th grade for those with a learning or developmental disability. As more developing learners are identified with learning disabilities, schools are acknowledging a greater need for qualified Special Education teachers.
Give Children with Special Needs the Tools for Success
Your passion to guide and teach children with special needs will put you in a classroom with younger children who are struggling with various learning disabilities. Your coursework will help you instruct these children, often in a one-on-one setting, to support their comprehension, spelling and writing skills as well as help them read for enjoyment. You’ll acquire the tools to demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills to students and parents, and develop a strong content knowledge across the education spectrum. Ultimately, you’ll help students gain their independence to learn and navigate their surroundings so that they can continue to progress both academically and in the other aspects of their lives.
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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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 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019Priority – May 21
Final (Summer Session I) – June 10
Final (Summer Session II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final - August 26
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - TBA
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.