Teach Children to Become World Citizens
If you've had a previous career and you're looking for a rewarding change that involves teaching kids the importance of becoming an involved citizen, a Post-Baccalaureate Certification Plan Social Studies 4-8 could be a great option. Your coursework in University of Houston-Clear Lake's accredited College of Education will help you gain the skills required to guide your fourth- through eighth-grade students to understand the necessity of active citizenship in their local community. You'll also help students discover the world through geography and map skills, cultural studies, as well as exploring current events and history.
Promote Civic Awareness
At UHCL, your professors are dedicated to ensuring you acquire the tools you'll need to become an effective classroom teacher. Under their guidance, your internship experience combined with your academic specialization courses and College of Education core requirements, will equip you to become a confident, effective teacher. Use your skills, life experiences and your passion to teach to positively impact students and motivate students to become informed, responsible citizens in their community.
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.
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.