Guide Non-Native Speakers to Language Mastery and Academic Success
The demand for English as a Second Language teachers in the middle elementary and intermediate school years continues to rise as more non-native English speaking children enroll in American schools each year. Your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Core Subjects 4-8 from University of Houston-Clear Lake will prepare you to educate children in grades 4-8, but you’ll be equipped to do so much more with your ESL supplemental certification. Students of all ages and linguistic backgrounds are in need of additional support to master the English language to ensure their academic success in school. Your degree will give you the skills to meet the growing demands of this student population and gain the tools they need to succeed and integrate in American schools and in their community.
Enter the Classroom with Confidence and Compassion
UHCL understands that teaching students a new language requires special skills and
training. Your coursework will guide you through the theory and techniques you’ll
need to be the most effective teacher possible to non-English speaking students. The
College of Education (COE) offers a wide choice of specialized graduate and undergraduate
plans that allow you to tailor your course of study. This flexibility gives you a
host of options when it comes to planning your career.
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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
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019Priority – May 21
Final (Summer Session I) – June 10
Final (Summer Session II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final - August 26
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - TBA
Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
- 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.