Reading Specialist Standard EC-12 Certificate

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 hours.
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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    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
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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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.


Reading Specialist Standard EC-12 Certificate Faculty

Elaine Hendrix
Elaine Hendrix

Elaine Hendrix

Clinical Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3635
Email: hendrixe@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 3203.8

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Lillian McEnery

Lillian McEnery

Associate Professor,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3539
Email: Mcenery@uhcl.edu

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Roberta Raymond

Roberta Raymond

Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3593
Email: raymond@uhcl.edu
Office: S3203

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