What will I learn?

Become One of Your School’s Most Valuable Assets

As society continues to globalize, teachers encounter an increasing number of non-English speaking students in schools. With a supplemental ESL certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’re able to help foreign students grasp English more quickly, keep up with their classes, and integrate into your school’s culture. This supplemental certificate will give you the foundation to augment your skills and increase your value in your school as an ESL educator.

Expand Your Career Options

UHCL leads Texas in teacher preparation. With the supplement, you have even more options to achieve professional success. As a UHCL graduate, you’ll have the benefit of our partnerships with area school districts and all the skills you need to excel in your profession.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
US$19,256.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,



77058, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to University of Houston-Clear Lake, if they have earned bachelor's degrees or higher (as applicable) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and are eligible to return to the last institution attended.

For international students

Student must have a undergraduate degree.

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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