Preparation Programs

Hawaii Based Programs:

  1. Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYU-H) Nationally Accredited by TEAC
  2. Chaminade University Candidate for TEAC Accreditation
  3. Chaminade University: Behavioral Sciences Nationally Accredited by TEAC
  4. Hawaii Pacific University Nationally accredited by TEAC
  5. iteach Hawaii Nationally Accredited by NCATE
  6. Kaho’iwai (formerly Hālau Wānana) Nationally Accredited by TEAC
  7. Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Ka Haka ‘Ula o Ke‘elikolani College of Hawaiian Language
  8. Leeward Community College Nationally Accredited by TEAC
  9. Teach For America Nationally Accredited by TEAC
  10. University of Hawai‘i-Hilo Candidate for TEAC Accreditation
  11. University of Hawaii at Manoa Nationally accredited by NCATE
  12. University of Hawai‘i – West Oahu Nationally Accredited by NCATE
  13. University of Phoenix-Hawai‘i Nationally accredited by NCATE

Out of State Programs Registered in Hawaii:

  1. Arkansas State University Nationally Accredited by NCATEB
  2. Western Governors University Nationally Accredited by NCATE
Disclaimer regarding other out of state teacher education programs not registered in Hawaii: An individual may apply for a Hawaii license after completing a State Approved Teacher Education Program in another state. This includes online and “alternative route” programs. It is the individual’s responsibility to seek confirmation in writing from the out of state preparation program and their state licensing agency that the program in which they enroll leads to a teaching license in the program’s home state.

Hawaii State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEP) provide candidates with multiple ways to demonstrate proficiency in teaching performance prior to program completion and recommendation for licensure. The table below indicates which method(s) are used. Please contact the EPP and be accepted into their program BEFORE taking a performance test (Option C).

 Option A  Option B  Option C
Completion of student teaching, internship and/or residency as defined in program accreditation requirements. Demonstration of teaching proficiency through a combination of documented satisfactory work experience and observation by the SATEP. Work experience is defined as contracted long-term substitute teaching, serving as a Hawaii Department of Education emergency hire teacher, or working in private or other school settings that do not require licensing. Passing an HTSB approved performance assessment normed for Hawaii in combination with any other requirements determined by the SATEP.

  • edTPA passing score of 37
  • PPAT passing score of 40
  • Brigham Young University -Hawaii
  • Chaminade University
  • Chaminade University: Behavioral Sciences
  • Kaho’iwai
  • Kahuawaiola
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • iteach Hawaii
  • Leeward Community College
  • Teach For America
  • University of Hawai‘i – Hilo
  • University of Hawaii – Manoa
  • University of Hawai‘i – West Oahu
  • University of Phoenix – Hawaii
  • Chaminade University
  • Kahuawaiola
  • Leeward Community College
  • University of Hawaii-West Oahu
  • University of Phoenix – Hawaii
  • Chaminade University
  • Leeward Community College
  • University of Hawaii-West Oahu
  • University of Phoenix – Hawaii

 

Programs may also offer preparation in other licensing fields. Please check with the preparation program for further information.

Hawaii Based Programs

Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i (BYU-H)


55-220 Kulanui Street, #1954
Laie, HI 96762

Website address: http://soe.byuh.edu/

Contact Information: https://byuh.edu/

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Traditional Undergraduate Program with Full State Approval through June 30, 2021
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English (6-12)
  • CTE-Business (6-12)
  • CTE Arts and Communication (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Music (6-12)
  • Physical Education (6-12)
  • Spanish (6-12)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate (K-6)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate (6-12)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate (K-12)
  • Art (6-12)
  • TESOL (6-12)
Traditional Post-Baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through June 30, 2021
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English (6-12)
  • CTE-Business (6-12)
  • CTE Arts and Communication (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Music (6-12)
  • Physical Education (6-12)
  • Spanish (6-12)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate (K-6)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate(6-12)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate (K-12)
  • Art (6-12)
  • TESOL (6-12)
Alternative Post-Baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through June 30, 2020
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English (6-12)
  • CTE-Business (6-12)
  • Health (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Music (6-12)
  • Physical Education (6-12)
  • Spanish (6-12)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate (K-12)
  • Art (6-12)
  • TESOL (6-12)

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Chaminade University


3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hi 96816-1578

Website Address: http://www.chaminade.edu/education

Contact Information: http://www.chaminade.edu/department-staff/education

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Traditional Undergraduate Program with Full State Approval through December  31, 2017
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Special Ed-Mild/Moderate (K-12)
  • Elementary (K-6)
  • Elementary (K-6)/Special Education Mild/Moderate (K-12) Dual Licensure Program
Traditional Post-Baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2017
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Special Ed-Mild/Moderate (K-12)
  • Elementary (K-6)
  • Elementary (K-6)Special Education Mild/Moderate (K-12) Dual Licensure Program
  • Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
  • Early Childhood Education (PK-K)
Traditional Master’s Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2017
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Special Ed-Mild/Moderate (K-12)
  • Elementary (K-6)
  • Elementary (K-6)Special Education Mild/Moderate (K-12) Dual Licensure Program
  • Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
  • Early Childhood Education (PK-K)

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Chaminade University: Behavioral Sciences Division


3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hi 96816-1578

Website Address: http://www.chaminade.edu/behavioral science

Contact Information: http://www.chaminade.edu/department-staff/behavioral-sciences

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Traditional Master’s Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2021
  • School Counselor (K-12)

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Hawaii Pacific University


1188 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Website Address: http://www.hpu.edu/education

Contact Information: http://www.hpu.edu/education

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Traditional Undergraduate, Post-baccalaureate and Master’s Program with Full State Approval through June 30, 2019
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
Alternative Master’s Program with Full State Approval through June 30, 2019
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science(6-12)
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages (6-12)

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Kaho’iwai (formerly Hālau Wānana)


P.O.Box 6511
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

Website Address: www.kahoiwai.kalo.org

Contact Information: http://kahoiwai.kalo.org/apps/contact/

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Alternative Post-baccalaureate Program with full State Approval until June 24, 2018
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
After July 1, 2022, initial licensure in the separate fields of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies will no longer be issued. Instead, these two fields will be issued as a blend of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies referred to as Hawaiian Knowledge.
  • Hawaiian Studies (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • English (6-12)

 

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iteach HAWAII


PO BOX 1626
Denton, Texas 76202

Website Address: http://iteach.net/states/hawaii/

Contact Information: http://iteach.net/contact-us/

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Alternative Post-baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through December, 31 2018
  • Elementary Education K-6
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science(6-12)
  • World Languages (6-12)
  • Physical Education (K-6)
  • Physical Education (6-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Health (K-6)
  • Health (6-12)
  • Health (K-12)
  • Special Education PK-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12, P-12
  • TESOL PK -3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12

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Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Ka Haka ‘Ula o Ke‘elikolani College of Hawaiian Language


200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Website Address: http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/kwo

Contact Information: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/catalog/kahuawaiola-indigenous-teacher-education-program.html

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Alternative Post-Baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2018
After July 1, 2022, the initial license field of Hawaiian Language Immersion will no longer be issued. The license field has been renamed to Kaiaʻōlelo-Kaiapuni Hawaiʻi
  • Hawaiian Language Immersion (P-3)
  • Hawaiian Language Immersion (P-12)
  • Hawaiian Language Immersion (K-6)
  • Hawaiian Language Immersion (6-12)
  • Kaia olelo-Kaiapuni Hawaii (P-3)
  • Kaia olelo-Kaiapuni Hawaii (P-12)
  • Kaia olelo-Kaiapuni Hawaii (K-6)
  • Kaia olelo-Kaiapuni Hawaii (6-12)
After July 1, 2022, initial licensure in the separate fields of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies will no longer be issued. Instead, these two fields will be issued as a blend of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies referred to as Hawaiian Knowledge.
  • Hawaiian Knowledge (6-12)
  • Hawaiian Language (6-12)
  • Hawaiian Studies (6-12)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)

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Leeward Community College


96-045 Ala ‘Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782

Website Address: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/aat

Contact Information: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/aat

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Alternative Post-baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through June 30, 2021
  • CTE Arts and Communications (6-12)
  • CTE Business (6-12)
  • CTE Health Services (6-12)
  • CTE Industrial and Engineering Technology (6-12)
  • CTE Natural Resources (6-12)
  • CTE Public and Human Services (6-12)

Teach For America


500 Ala Moana Blvd.
Suite 3-400
Honolulu, HI 96813

Website Address: http://www.teachforamerica.org/where-we-work/hawaii

Contact Information: http://www.teachforamerica.org/contact-us

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Alternative Post-baccalaureate Program with Provisional State Approval through December 31, 2018
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • English (6-12)
  • World Languages (6-12)

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University of Hawaii-Hilo


200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Website Address: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/education/MasterofArtsinTeaching.php

Contact Information: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/education/

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Alternative Post-Baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2016
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Art (6-12)
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Physical Education (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
After July 1, 2022, initial licensure in the separate fields of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies will no longer be issued. Instead, these two fields will be issued as a blend of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies referred to as Hawaiian Knowledge.
  • Social Studies (includes Hawaiian Studies) (6-12)

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University of Hawaii at Manoa


1776 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822

College of Education:

Website Address: https://coe.hawaii.edu/

Contact Information: https://coe.hawaii.edu/measuring-our-success

Library and Information Science Program:

Website Address: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/library-and-information-science

Contact Information: http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/schoolscolleges/arts-sciences/departments/lis.htm

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Traditional Undergraduate Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2021
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Childhood Education (PK-3) (Dual Preparation)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (PK-3, K-6) (Dual Preparation)
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Physical Education (K-6)
  • Physical Education (6-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • World Language (6-12)
Alternative Post-baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2021
  • English (6-12)
  • TESOL (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Art (6-12)
  • Physical Education (K-6)
  • Physical Education (6-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities (PK-3)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-6)
  • Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities (6-12)
  • Special Education, Severe/Autism (PK-3)
  • Special Education, Severe/Autism (K-6)
  • Special Education, Severe/Autism (6-12)
  • Special Education, Deaf/Hard of Hearing (PK-3)
  • Special Education, Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12)
  • World Language (6-12)
Alternative Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) with Full State Approval through December 31, 2021
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
After July 1, 2022, the initial license field of Hawaiian Language Immersion will no longer be issued. The license field has been renamed to Kaiaʻōlelo-Kaiapuni Hawaiʻi
  • Hawaiian Language Immersion (K-12)
  • Kaia oleo-Kaiapuni Hawaii (K-12)
After July 1, 2022, initial licensure in the separate fields of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies will no longer be issued. Instead, these two fields will be issued as a blend of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies referred to as Hawaiian Knowledge.
  • Hawaiian Language (6-12)
Programs for Added Fields
  • Teacher Leader
  • Literacy Specialist

 

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University of Hawaii – West Oahu


91-1000 Farrington Hwy
Kapolei, HI 96707

Website Address: http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/academics/degrees-and-certificates/

Contact Information: http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/academics/academic-advising/

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Traditional Baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through Fall, 2019
  • Elementary Education for (K-6)
Traditional Baccalaureate Program with Provisional State Approval through December 2019
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-8)
  • English (6-12)
  • English (6-8)

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University of Phoenix-Hawaii


Topa Financial Center
745 Fort Street, Suite 2000
Honolulu, HI 96813

Website Address: www.phoenix.edu/teachersmatter

Contact Information: www.phoenix.edu/teachersmatter

 

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Traditional Undergraduate Program with Provisional State Approval through December 31, 2017
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
Traditional Master’s Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2017
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • English (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Special Education (K-12)
  • Special Education (K-6)
  • Special Education (6-12)
Alternative Post-baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through December 31, 2017
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • English (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Studies (6-12)
  • Special Education (K-12)
  • Special Education (K-6)
  • Special Education (6-12)

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Preparation Programs Offered in Hawaii by Out of State Programs Registered with HTSB

These Programs lead to licensure in the institutions home state and may also be used to apply for a Hawaii license.

Arkansas State University


P. O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Website Address: http://degree.astate.edu

Contact Information: http://degree.astate.edu

Alternative Master’s Program with Full State Approval through Fall 2017
  • Special Education (PK-3)
  • Special Education (6-12)

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Western Governors University


4001 South 700 East , Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 8410

Website Address: http://www.wgu.edu/education/online_teaching_degree

Contact Information: http://sh.wgu.edu/articles/StudentHandbook/1003

Traditional Undergraduate Program with Full State Approval through Spring 2018

  • Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
  • Elementary Education (K-8)
  • Special Education (Dual Licensure in Elementary Education and Special Education)
  • Mathematics (6-8)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-8)
  • Science (6-12)

Alternative Post-baccalaureate Program with Full State Approval through Spring 2018

  • Elementary Education (K-8)
  • Mathematics (6-8)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-8)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Science (6-12)

Alternative Masters Program with Full State Approval through Spring 2018

  • Elementary Education (K-8)
  • Mathematics (6-8)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-8)
  • Science (6-12)
  • Social Science (6-12)
  • Special Education (K-12)
  • TESOL (PreK-3)
  • TESOL (K-6)
  • TESOL (6-8)
  • TESOL (6-12)
  • TESOL (K-12)

Teacher Education Preparation Programs with Offices on Hawaii Military Bases for Military and their Spouses:

Chaminade University


3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hi 96816-1578

Website Address: https://www.chaminade.edu/pace/military

Contact Information: aeop-edadvisor@chaminade.edu

Base Offices

  • Schofield Barracks
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam
  • Sand Island Coast Guard (by appt)
  • Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii
  • Camp Smith (by appt)
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Ft. Shafter Flats Army Reserve (Wed 11-1)

Preparation Programs & License Fields

Undergraduate Programs

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education

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