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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan Life Sciences 7-12

Teach Kids the Essentials of Life Science

Teaching young students can be a rewarding career choice, whether it was your first career path or it's a new path you're deciding to start. University of Houston-Clear Lake has a variety of post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs to train you for a dynamic career in education. If you're passionate about science, the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan in Life Sciences 7-12 provides the instruction and experience you'll need to teach students the fundamentals of life science concepts. Second-career teachers understand the authentic application of learning and can bring a deeper level of experience and perspective to the classroom and are able to motivate students and inspire other teachers. School districts seek qualified, passionate teachers with varied life experiences to challenge students to become great future leaders.

Inspire Future Scientists

Your coursework focusing on biology, chemistry, theories of educational psychology, and teaching methods in secondary science will prepare you for certification and to become an effective, creative classroom teacher who can make the concepts accessible and above all, transfer a love of science to all students. Apply your organizational and communication skills from your previous career to benefit students and parents, and help your students gain the tools they need to succeed in science throughout the rest of their academic career.

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.

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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 Life Sciences 7-12


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • 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
  • Spring 2023
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 9
    Returning UHCL Students - January 11

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1

  • Summer*

    Final - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

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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 Life Sciences 7-12 Faculty

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Email: divoll@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Kent Divoll Faculty Bio

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
Email: mcdonald@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Denise McDonald Faculty Bio

Carol Waters
Carol Waters

Carol Waters

Assistant Professor, STEM,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3503
Email: WatersC@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1119

Carol Waters Faculty Bio

Omah Williams-Duncan
Omah Williams-Duncan

Omah M. Williams-Duncan

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3547
Email: DuncanO@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Omah M. Williams-Duncan Faculty Bio