Hawaii Teaching Degrees

To work as a teacher in Hawaii, you must complete undergraduate coursework, an approved teaching certification program and standardized testing. Hawaii has three levels of certification for teaching: provisional license, standard license and advanced licensed. The 3-year provisional license is for Hawaii teachers that have completed approved teaching programs.

The standard license is for teachers from other states or who have work experience in other states. The advanced license is for teachers that have completed graduate teaching programs or have obtained the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificate. Below are Hawaii colleges and universities and some of the programs they offer.

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Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching and teaching credential online from top-ranked USC Rossier School of Education. A Bachelor’s degree is required to apply.

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Online Teaching Degrees in Hawaii

Argosy University offers online programs at several degree levels, including master degrees in organizational leadership and doctoral degrees in higher and postsecondary education and in curriculum & instruction. A bachelor’s degree in liberal arts is also offered online through Argosy University.

BYU offers an online associate degree in arts and sciences that acts as a stepping stone towards a bachelor degree in teaching. Chaminade University has online Bachelor of Science programs with the following majors: elementary education, early childhood education; secondary education and early childhood education with Montessori credential. Students interested in distance learning can find many opportunities at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, which offers bachelor, master, doctoral level programs through distance learning.

Bachelor’s in Education Programs in Hawaii

Brigham Young University in Hawaii specializes in baccalaureate programs aimed at students needing initial certification or wanting to focus on a specific subject matter. BYU offers bachelor degrees in education, elementary education, mathematics, secondary education, biology, music and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Many of these programs also offer concentrations is specific areas such as physical education, social science, art education, biology education, chemistry education and mathematics education.

Hawaii Pacific University has a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education program that includes 140 hours of fieldwork experience and 450 hours of student teacher. This 4-year program prepares students to teach grades K-6. A bachelor degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) is also available at Hawaii Pacific University. Chaminade University offers a Bachelor of Science in elementary education as well as several online programs.

Master’s in Education Programs in Hawaii

Argosy University is a college that specializes in graduate teaching programs. Their offerings include Master of Arts programs in School Counseling and Educational Psychology as well as Master of Arts in Education with specializations in educational administration; teaching & learning: integrated concentration; and curriculum & instruction.

Hawaii Pacific University has Master of Education programs in both elementary education and secondary education. HPU also offers a master degree in TESOL. Chaminade University has a Master of Arts in Teaching with concentrations in elementary education, secondary education, special education and early childhood education. Each of these programs includes licensure, but students must have passing scores on the Praxis tests. CU’s Master of Education programs has concentrations in instructional leadership, child development, educational leadership and Montessori emphasis.

Hawaii Teaching Certification & Specializations

Argosy University offers several educational doctoral degree programs in areas like curriculum & instruction; higher and postsecondary education; and teaching and learning. They also offer a school psychology certification program. Chaminade University has an associate degree program in early childhood education that’s good for students who want to get general education courses out of the way prior to enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program. The University of Hawaii at Manoa has post-baccalaureate and graduate certificates offered both on campus and online.