Help a Challenged Student Achieve Success
Not all children learn in the same ways, and this is especially true of a child with a physical or learning disability. With a Minor in Special Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, you will receive foundational knowledge about special needs and disabilities as well as teaching theories and practices that directly address the varied educational needs of learners.
Diversify Your Employment Options
There are wide-ranging applications to your career with this 15-hour course of study.
It would be of particular interest to you if your major is in psychology and social
work and you want to work with special needs learners of all ages and their families.
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Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements for your preferred major.
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - February 1
Final - August 1
Deadline Extension for Fall 2018 - August 13
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
Priority - February 1
Final Summer I - June 10
Final Summer II - July 15
- Transfer Deadlines
Fall 2018Priority – August 13
Final – August 27
Spring 2019Priority – January 14
Final and Session Start – January 22
Summer 2019Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 28
Final (Summer I) – June 10
Final (Summer II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final and Session Start - August 26
Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in 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.