Add a Field

Teachers may add an additional teaching field to an existing Hawaii license.

 

NOTE: The fields of School Librarian and Reading Specialist may only be added to an existing Hawaii license using Option 1, completing a state approved educator preparation program.  The fields of Teacher Leader, Literacy Specialist and Online Teaching have different requirements.  Applications for these fields are below.

Literacy Specialist Application

Teacher Leader Application

Online Teaching Application

Add a Field Online!

Forms

Licensure Test Information

Instructions

  1. Submit your application online.
    • 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 1-5
  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 1:      EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM (EPP) OPTION

SUBMIT: Verification that you completed an educator preparation program in the new field.

HOW TO VERIFY YOUR EDUCATION PREPARATION PROGRAM:

You completed an EPP in Hawai`i since July 1, 2002. Your Hawaii program will submit verification directly to HTSB for you.
You completed an EPP in another state at any time or in Hawaii prior to July 1,  2002. Your program should submit HTSB Form LA3009, EPP Recommendation to HTSB.ORYou may submit an official transcript that states you completed a state approved teacher education program, including the license field and grade levels covered by the licensure program.  If your transcript does not include all of this information it cannot be used to verify your preparation program.
You completed an EPP in a foreign country Submit an evaluation from a member company of the NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

 

OPTION 2:      COURSEWORK OPTION

  1. SUBMIT: Official transcript verifying 30 hours of coursework in the new field.

AND

  1. SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Form AF 3009 – Verification of Satisfactory Experience showing you have the equivalent of one (1) year of half time or more contracted P-12 experience in the new field within the last five years of application date.  Example: You have been teaching middle level science at least half time for one year and may use that experience to add the field of Science 6-8. NOTE:  To add P-12 fields through Options 2 and 3, you must have the equivalent of one year of half time or more contracted P-12 experience in each level:  P-6 and 6-12.   To add 6-8 fields through options B and C, the experience must be in a school setting in which the nationally accepted middle school standards are followed.

OR

Form AF 3009 – Verification of Satisfactory Experience showing you have three (3) years of contracted experience in the same license grade level span under a Hawaii Standard License or its equivalent in another state. Example: You have been teaching middle level science for three years.  You may use this experience to add another middle level field, such as Mathematics 6-8.

OR

Passing scores on the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) in the grade level of the new license field.  Example: You want to add the new field of Elementary Education K-6 to your license, so you should take the PLT K-6.

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
To add PK-3 or PK-K license levels, take Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
To add K-6 license levels, take Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
To add 6-8 license levels, take Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
To add 6-12 license levels, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157

 

OPTION 3:     LICENSURE CONTENT TEST OPTION

  1. SUBMIT: an official copy of your passing licensure content for new field. If you marked code 8620 on your Praxis registration, HTSB will receive your official score report. If you did not, you must submit an official copy to. For a list of tests and scores go to http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensure-tests/.

AND

  1. SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Form AF 3009 – Verification of Satisfactory Experience showing you have the equivalent of one (1) year of half time or more contracted P-12 experience in the new field within the last five years of application date.  Example: You have been teaching middle level science at least half time for one year and may use that experience to add the field of Science 6-8. NOTE:  To add P-12 fields through Options 2 and 3, you must have the equivalent of one year of half time or more contracted P-12 experience in each level:  P-6 and 6-12.   To add 6-8 fields through options B and C, the experience must be in a school setting in which the nationally accepted middle school standards are followed.

OR

Form AF 3009 – Verification of Satisfactory Experience showing you have three (3) years of contracted experience in the same license grade level span under a Hawaii Standard License or its equivalent in another state. Example: You have been teaching middle level science for three years.  You may use this experience to add another middle level field, such as Mathematics 6-8.

OR

Passing scores on the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) in the grade level of the new license field.  Example: You want to add the new field of Elementary Education K-6 to your license, so you should take the PLT K-6.

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
To add PK-3 or PK-K license levels, take Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 5621 157
To add K-6 license levels, take Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 160
To add 6-8 license levels, take Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 160
To add 6-12 license levels, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 157

 

OPTION 4:     NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS CERTIFICATION OPTION

SUBMIT: a copy of your current, valid NBPTS certification in the new field (does not apply to Hawaii licensed teachers).

OPTION 5:     POSSESS A HAWAII  ADVANCED LICENSE AND A CONTENT MAJOR IN THE NEW FIELD OR PASS THE PRAXIS CONTENT TEST IN THE NEW FIELD

SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

An official copy of your passing licensure content for new field.  If you marked code 8620 on your Praxis registration, HTSB will receive your official score report. If you did not, you must submit an official copy to.  For a list of tests and scores go to http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensure-tests/.

OR

An official transcript showing a major in the new field.