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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan History 7-12

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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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 History 7-12 Faculty

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

Jeremy Piercy
Jeremy Piercy

Jeremy Piercy

Assistant Professor of Early European History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3466
Office: B2121.12

Jeremy Piercy Faculty Bio

Debby Shulsky
Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Debra Shulsky Faculty Bio