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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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 4
Final* and Session Start - January 16
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
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
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.