Encourage Students to Build Confidence in Math
If you're ready for a rewarding new career, becoming a teacher is possible at nearly any age and your previous background in another field can be a real bonus in your classroom. At University of Houston-Clear Lake, the Post-Baccalaureate Certification Plan Mathematics 7-12 will train you to be creative in finding ways to convey challenging concepts to all students. You'll learn to build your students' confidence, even if they have struggled with math in the past.
Advantages for Students Multiply
With the help of dedicated faculty, your coursework will prepare you with the insights and practical experience you'll need to positively impact middle and high school students. With academic specialization courses that include calculus, algebra through technology, and probability, you'll sharpen your own math expertise. Your College of Education courses, including educational psychology and methods in secondary mathematics, prepare you to effectively present the concepts to your students so they can master the skills with confidence. Students who develop strong STEM skills are also cultivating the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will empower them to succeed throughout their high school career and beyond.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 2021Priority - January 5
Final - January 15
Summer 2021Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2021Priority - August 13
Final - August 18
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
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.