Make the Classroom Your Next Career Move
If you've had a life experience working in a range of other fields, you could have a great deal to offer students in the classroom. If you're ready for a career change, a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in History 7-12 from University of Houston-Clear Lake might be a rewarding new professional journey to begin. As a history teacher, you're doing more than contextualizing the past and the present. By teaching students that understanding history is vital to our society's health, you're also demonstrating the importance of all the skills they'll need for their academic and future career: reading, critical thinking, analyzing, evaluating and communicating.
Teach Students to be Inspired by History
Your coursework will prepare you for certification and to become an effective, creative classroom teacher. You’ll demonstrate the At UHCL's College of Education, your coursework will cover topics that will prepare you to ignite students' interest in historical events. Your academic specialization classes include world regional geography and studies in Middle Eastern history, and your core education courses cover methods in secondary social studies and educational psychology. Combined with the experience and insight you've collected from your previous career, your dedicated professors will ensure that you're prepared to teach students how closely they're connected to the historical events of the past.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 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019Priority – May 21
Final (Summer Session I) – June 10
Final (Summer Session II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final - August 26
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - TBA
Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to 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 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.
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.