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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Deadlines for Applying
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2018Priority – January 4
Final – January 16
Summer 2018Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
Final (Summer I) – June 5
Final (Summer II) – July 9
Fall 2018Priority – 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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
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
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.