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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Deadlines for Applying
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - January 21
Summer 2020Priority – May 25
Final (Summer Session I) – June 8
Final (Summer Session II) – July 13
Fall 2020Priority - August 1
Final - August 21
Spring 2021Priority - January 4
Final - January 19
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.
UH-Clear Lake at Pearland
1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
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.
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.