Minor in Special Education (SPED)

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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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1
    Deadline Extension for Fall 2018 - August 13

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Summer

    Priority - February 1
    Final Summer I - June 10
    Final Summer II - July 15


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27
  • Spring 2019
    Priority – January 14
    Final and Session Start – January 22
  • Summer 2019
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 28
    Final (Summer I) – June 10
    Final (Summer II) – July 15
  • Fall 2019
    Priority - 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
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    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.


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.


Minor in Special Education (SPED) Faculty

Elizabeth Beavers
Elizabeth Beavers

Elizabeth Beavers

Assistant Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3513
Email: BeaversEA@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite B1325

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Marva Gavins

Marva Gavins

Assistant Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3569
Email: gavins@uhcl.edu
Office: 1125-9

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Randy Seevers
Randy Seevers

Randy L. Seevers

Associate Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3534
Email: seevers@uhcl.edu
Office: B1321-08

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