Learn the Fundamentals of the Teaching Profession
Not all educators start their careers with a degree in education. Some enter the classroom from another field of study, having discovered a desire to influence the next generation of students with a love of learning. By adding a Minor in Teacher Education to your major, you’ll obtain foundational knowledge in multiple educational areas including early childhood, special populations, multiculturalism, learning theories and instructional technologies.
Give Your Major Focus with a Minor in Teacher Education
Cultivate your interest in the teaching profession while still pursuing your preferred
major. This 15-hour program will help you bring the expertise of your major to the
classroom. It will provide basic information in working various types of formal and
information educational settings like afterschool and tutoring programs – which could
be of interest to sociology and social work majors looking for jobs in community centers
run by either a nonprofit or local government.
Apply for a Minor
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.
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.