Help Prepare Young Children for the Future
Emphasizing childhood care and education from birth through age five, the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education from University of Houston-Clear Lake will provide you with knowledge and field experiences you'll need to become a leader in early childhood care.
Setting the Table for Success
A child's early years are key in all levels of development including social, emotional, language and cognitive abilities. With a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education from UHCL, you can learn the best methods to prepare a child for success in elementary school. Your courses will focus on infants, toddlers, math, science, literacy, cultural awareness, special needs and other crucial topics that will help you play a critical role in a child's early education.
UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.
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Degree Plan Degree Map
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - February 1
Final (Summer Session I) - June 10*
Final (Summer Session II) - July 15*
*Online application closes May 21. Freshman students applying after May 21 must submit all required documents along with paper application to the Office of Admissions.
Priority - February 1
Final - August 1
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
- 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.