Elevate Your School’s Literacy Proficiency Level
With your Reading Specialist EC-12 Certification from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Education, you’ll work with students to help them become proficient in the most important skill they need to learn—reading. As a reading specialist, you’ll work with students and teachers throughout the school to ensure the school’s reading and literacy program are implemented and working efficiently. You’ll coordinate reading programs across grade levels and curricula, including ESL and preliminary reading classes.
Achieve Your Reading Teacher Certificate for Specialists
Students seeking Reading Specialist certification must hold a master's degree and
a valid Texas teaching certification and verify a minimum of two years approved successful
full-time teaching experience. A passing score on the Reading Specialist Texas Examination
of Educator Standards (TExES) is required. The plan consists of a minimum of 24 semester
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 4
Final* and Session Start - January 16
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 13
Final* and Session Start - August 27
*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
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
Freshman 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.