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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan English Language Arts and Reading 4-8

Engage Students' Love of Reading

No matter the field that your professional life may have started, if you've always been passionate about seeing young children succeed in school and life, you could be ready to change to a career in education. Teaching children to become confident readers, writers and communicators will help them in every aspect of their lives. That's why obtaining a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in English Arts and Reading 4-8 from University of Houston-Clear Lake could be the right choice for you. Your wide range of real-life experience in another field, combined with your enthusiasm for engaging kids through reading will make you an insightful teacher who will bring new perspectives to students.

Deliver the Language Arts Skills that are Critical to Student Success

Language arts proficiency is central to students' achieving their academic goals. At UHCL's College of Education, your coursework will cover topics that will help improve students' reading, writing, and overall communication skills. With academic specialization courses focusing on Shakespeare and the principles of composition, and core education courses that cover topics including educational psychology and instructional technologies, you'll acquire the encompassing skills that will be the foundation for your students' achievement in your classroom and beyond. 

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

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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 English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Faculty

Lillian Benavente-McEnery
Lillian Benavente-McEnery

Lillian Benavente-McEnery

Professor of Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies,

Contact number: 281-283-3539
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Lillian Benavente-McEnery Faculty Bio

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Kent Divoll Faculty Bio

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