What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,772.00 per year
USD $1,000 Tuition Rebate applicable for Certain Undergraduates. For more details, please check the University site
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77058, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants who have attended an institution located outside the United States must: Possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school/secondary diploma.

For international students

Applicants who have attended an institution located outside the United States must: Possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school/secondary diploma.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Your minimum scores must be: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam; 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or, You can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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