Add a Field

Teachers may add an additional teaching field to a Hawaii Standard or Advanced License. If you choose to file by paper and not through the online system, please allow for additional processing time.

Add a Field Online!

Forms

Licensure Test

Instructions

  1. Submit your application online or download and submit the paper application for adding a field.
    • If you answer “yes” to any question in the Professional Fitness Section of the application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.
  2. Submit proof of one of the following options:  A, B, C,  D or E.
  3. Pay your licensing fee. Currently there is no fee to “add a field” to your license, but you must remain current with your standard licensing fee payment.

Option A:  Complete a State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP)

If you completed a Hawaii SATEP since July 1, 2002, you do not have to submit an Institutional Recommendation as your institution will submit verification directly to HTSB.

OPTION B:  Teaching experience and coursework from a State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP), or the equivalent of a subject major for the new field.

  • Submit the Verification of Satisfactory Experience form and give to your school principal to fill out and return to HTSB. Qualifying professional teaching experience is defined as one year of at least half-time satisfactory contracted P-12 teaching experience in the new field and level to be added to your valid Hawaii teaching license. To qualify for adding a field to your valid Hawaii license, the experience must have been completed during the five years immediately preceding the date of application.

AND

  • Submit official transcript(s) with 30 credit hours of coursework either from a state approved teacher education program (SATEP) in the new field or the equivalent of a subject major for the new field.

OPTION C:  Teaching experience and Praxis subject tests

  • Submit the Verification of Satisfactory Experience form and give to your school principal to fill out and return to HTSB. Qualifying professional teaching experience is defined as one year of at least half-time satisfactory contracted P-12 teaching experience in the new field and level to be added to your valid Hawaii teaching license. To qualify for adding a field to your valid Hawaii license, the experience must have been completed during the five years immediately preceding the date of application.

AND

  • Submit official or notarized copy of passing Praxis Subject test for the new field with your application. If you use score code 8620 your scores will automatically be reported to HTSB and you do not have to submit a copy.

OPTION D:  National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification

  • Teachers who have attained NBPTS certification while teaching in Hawaii should only submit the application to add a field. Teachers who did not attain NBPTS certification in Hawaii should submit a copy of their NBPTS certificate with application.

OPTION E:  Possess Advanced License or NBPTS Certification in current license field(s) and obtain the equivalent of a subject major OR pass the Praxis Content Test in the new field

  • Submit official transcript(s) with 30 credit hours of coursework either from a state approved teacher education program (SATEP) in the new field or the equivalent of a subject major for the new field.

OR

  • Submit official or notarized copy of passing Praxis Subject test for the new field with your application. If you use score code 8620 your scores will automatically be reported to HTSB and you do not have to submit a copy.

APPLICATION TO ADD THE TEACHER LEADER FIELD

APPLICATION TO ADD THE LITERACY SPECIALIST FIELD

APPLICATION TO ADD THE ONLINE TEACHING FIELD