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UHCL Distance Education Certificate

Become an Effective Online Teacher

In our increasingly interconnected world, many schools, businesses and organizations depend upon electronic learning opportunities to educate people who are not sitting in the same room. With a Distance Education Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you can become the trusted expert your team needs. With this program, you will obtain crucial skills that will help you create and teach successful online education programs.

Augment Your Education to Serve Others

Educators and instructors can enhance the training options provided by organizations and improve their career options with this 9 credit-hour certificate program. Not only will you learn how to bring cutting-edge technology to life for distance learners, but you can also apply your course work toward earning a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology.
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Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.



Degree Requirements

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.


Degree Plan


Cost Information

Get schooled on the projected costs for tuition, books, supplies and more for your education degree from UHCL.


Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID. 

The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester. 

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and former UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply. 

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines. 


  • 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

About UHCL

UHCL Online

UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.


Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.


UHCL Distance Education Certificate Faculty

Caroline Crawford
 Caroline Crawford

Caroline Crawford

Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3587
Email: crawford@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Caroline Crawford Faculty Bio

Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Email: giles@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Michelle Giles Faculty Bio

Jana M. Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

Department Chair and Professor of Literacy, Library Science, and Learning Technologies,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Email: willis@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Jana Willis Faculty Bio