UHCL Bilingual Counselor Certificate

Bilingual Counseling Certification in Counseling Education

Become certified to use your bilingual skills to render counseling assistance to clients that speak different languages. Although the State Board for Educator Certification does not have a separate specialized certification to prepare bilingual candidates to work with English Language Learners, University of Houston-Clear Lake has developed a program tailored to train counselors who are bilingual to work with this population.

Help Multicultural Populations Overcome Barriers

Successful completion of this specialized certification will prepare students to work with English Language Learners. This program will follow the standard school counseling sequence plus an additional six hours. Individuals who complete this program will be eligible to apply for school counseling certification from the State Board for Educator Certification and receive a University of Houston-Clear Lake Bilingual Counselor certificate. The UHCL Bilingual Counselor certificate is not a state certificate.

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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


  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.

UHCL Bilingual Counselor Certificate Faculty

Lee Cox
Lee Cox

Lee Cox

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3592
Email: coxlee@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325

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Robert Pace
Robert Pace

Robert Pace

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281- 283-3632
Email: Pacerob@uhcl.edu
Office: B1325

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Dilani Perera

Dilani Perera-Diltz

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Counseling, Education,

Contact number: 281-283-3557
Email: PereraDiltz@uhcl.edu

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Angelica Tello
Angelica Tello

Angelica Tello

Assistant Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3564
Email: tello@uhcl.edu
Office: 1321

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Cheryl Sawyer
Cheryl Sawyer

Cheryl Sawyer

Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3559
Email: Sawyer@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325

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