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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

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.

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

Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2024
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 8
    Returning UHCL Students - January 10
  • Summer 2024
    Priority - May 1
    Summer I Final - May 22
    Summer II Final - June 28
  • Fall 2024
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 12
    Returning UHCL Students - August 14

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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 Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

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

Doctoral Program Director and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

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

Kent Divoll Faculty Bio

Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Program Director and Associate Professor of Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies Program,

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

Roberta Raymond Faculty Bio