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

Find an Enriching Second Career in the Classroom

Changing to a career in education can be rewarding and inspirational. When you begin University of Houston-Clear Lake's Post-Baccalaureate certification plan with core subjects English, Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies 4-8, you'll get the coursework and the support you'll need to teach students to succeed in important core subjects. And because you're a second-career teacher, you'll use your previous professional experiences to enrich the material you're teaching your students so they can become problem solvers, creative thinkers, and great future leaders.

Put Your Love of Knowledge to Work

Your certification will equip you to teach three extremely important core subjects in an elementary or middle school classroom. Your coursework will prepare you for certification and to become an effective, creative classroom teacher with the ability to inspire students. With the organizational and communication skills you acquired in your previous career, you'll become a role model who can impart real-world experiences to your students and play a critical role in their success.

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.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman 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

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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.


Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan English Language Arts, Reading and Social Studies 4-8 Faculty

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Email: divoll@uhcl.edu
Office: B-1111

Faculty Bio

Elaine Hendrix
Elaine Hendrix

Elaine Hendrix

Clinical Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3635
Email: hendrixe@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.8

Faculty Bio

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
Email: mcdonald@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.10

Faculty Bio

Lillian McEnery

Lillian McEnery

Associate Professor,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3539
Email: Mcenery@uhcl.edu

Faculty Bio

Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Email: raymond@uhcl.edu
Office: S3203

Faculty Bio

Rose Toman
Rose Toman

Rose Toman

Visiting Lecturer of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3605
Email: Toman@uhcl.edu
Office: B 1321.12

Faculty Bio