Help Each Student in Your Classroom Succeed
Your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Core Subjects from EC-6 from the University of Houston-Clear Lake will prepare you to educate children from early childhood through sixth grade, and with your certification in Special Education, you’ll be able to do so much more. As student populations grow and become more diverse, there is an increase in the number of students with special needs who require additional support to address their specific learning, emotional, mental or physical challenges. You will have the skills to help all students, regardless of their academic challenges, to achieve a higher level of success.
Become One of Your School’s Most Valuable Resources
Special education teachers are a valued resource in the school environment. You’ll
also work with general education teachers, counselors, social workers, school superintendents,
administrators and parents to create a team spirit to address your students' needs.
You’ll be equipped to work in a classroom, a resource center or another setting in
your school to teach students, depending on their needs. As student populations continue
to increase and become more diverse, employment of special education teachers is expected
to increase faster than average. Your Bachelor of science from University of Houston-Clear
Lake’s College of Education equips you with the training you’ll need to be a coveted
member of any school’s faculty.
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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
- 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.
UH-Clear Lake at Pearland
1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.
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.