Bring Students a Combination of Experience and Perspective
If you've been in a certain profession for awhile and you'd like to change to something with a more direct impact on society, a career in the classroom could be the right choice. By beginning a second career teaching kids the fundamentals of science you can bring a new perspective to help motivate students to learn more about science. The College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake has multiple accreditations is and well known for training outstanding educators. Qualified science teachers are highly coveted in today's job market, and upon completing your Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan Science 4-8 you'll be well on your way to finding job success.
Create a Climate of Discovery in Your Classroom
At UHCL, your coursework will focus on academic specialization classes like biology and physics, as well as education courses such as educational psychology and science methods to prepare you for certification and to become an effective, well-rounded classroom teacher. Use your creativity, enthusiasm and previous career experiences to teach children to stay curious and observant so they'll want to keep discovering more about science. They'll become critical thinkers and problem-solvers and they'll use their science skills to progress successfully through high school graduation 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 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.