Prepare Students to Become Informed Citizens
Second-career teachers have the potential to present information to students from a new perspective. That's why University of Houston-Clear Lake's Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Plan in Social Studies 7-12 is a great option if you're exploring a new career in which you can play a central role in making social studies relevant and interesting to students in middle and high school. Covering topics related to sociology, economics and government can illustrate to students the importance of the social institutions in our society and the role they play as citizens.
Take Your Passion for Learning, Get Great Teaching Skills, and Inspire Students
Your coursework at UHCL's College of Education will cover academic specialization topics such as world geography and colonial America, and the education core requirement courses you'll study include methods in secondary social studies and theories of educational psychology. When you've completed your classes, you'll have the instruction and hands-on student internship experience you need to make you a creative, imaginative teacher who has the skills and passion to inspire students in solving complex problems, thinking critically and communicating effectively.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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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.
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.