College of Education Departments and Programs
Departments in the College of Education
The College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake is divided into four departments that encompass 17 undergraduate degrees with certification plans, eight graduate degrees and three doctoral degrees program options as well as 16 post-baccalaureate teacher certification plans and four teaching minor options.
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Department of Counseling, Special Education and Diversity
In the Department of Counseling, Special Education and Diversity, our main focus is to prepare counselors and teachers who can address developmental and behavioral needs, working effectively with each individual regardless of need, to enhance and advance their personal achievement. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in each of the three program options in this department.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
UHCL's Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers Bachelor of Science degrees to students interested in educating students from birth through age five in the Early Childhood Education Program, as well as those who desire to teach at the elementary, middle and secondary level.
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Our communities' demand for transformative school leadership continues to grow with the needs of our ever-changing, culturally and academically diverse student populations. The Department of Educational Leadership is committed to fulfilling that need by preparing candidates to become inspired leaders who create and foster positive change in the educational environment of schools, associated organizations, institutions and agencies.
Department of Literacy, Library Science, and Learning Technologies
Our Department of Literacy, Library Science, and Learning Technologies recognizes the important role technology plays in today's world. It is rapidly changing every facet of life, not the least of which is how we gather information, communicate, and learn-from emails to ebooks to online classes, even via video games. Our Department's focus is providing teachers, librarians, instructional designers and educational leaders with the knowledge and experience to build a solid foundation in the literacy skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, viewing and visually representing, while embracing and utilizing the ever-expanding communication spectrum which constitutes the world with which our K-12 learners will be confronted.