Engage Students' Love of Reading
No matter the field that your professional life may have started, if you've always been passionate about seeing young children succeed in school and life, you could be ready to change to a career in education. Teaching children to become confident readers, writers and communicators will help them in every aspect of their lives. That's why obtaining a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in English Arts and Reading 4-8 from University of Houston-Clear Lake could be the right choice for you. Your wide range of real-life experience in another field, combined with your enthusiasm for engaging kids through reading will make you an insightful teacher who will bring new perspectives to students.
Deliver the Language Arts Skills that are Critical to Student Success
Language arts proficiency is central to students' achieving their academic goals. At UHCL's College of Education, your coursework will cover topics that will help improve students' reading, writing, and overall communication skills. With academic specialization courses focusing on Shakespeare and the principles of composition, and core education courses that cover topics including educational psychology and instructional technologies, you'll acquire the encompassing skills that will be the foundation for your students' achievement in your classroom and beyond.
Although it is not necessary for students holding at least a bachelor's degree and
seeking initial teacher certification to pursue a second bachelor's degree, those
who wish to do so must meet the university's lower-level requirements in addition
to the requirements for both teacher certification and the second degree, unless such
requirements were met through the completion of the first bachelor's degree. These
lower-level requirements are described in the Core section of the catalog.
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Deadlines for Applying
- 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.