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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan Core Subjects EC-6 Special Education EC-12

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. 

Admission Requirements

UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.

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.

Degree Plan

Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • 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

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    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.


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 Special Education EC-12 Faculty

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
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 ,

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Office: Bayou Suite 1325

Roberta Raymond Faculty Bio