BEd Elementary Education

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Upon successful completion of this degree and submission of passing scores for the appropriate licensing tests, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB) to teach kindergarten through sixth grade (K-6) in  a general education classroom.

Elementary Education Career Information

K-6 teachers are typically responsible for the instruction of all core subject areas for a class of approximately 25 students and are expected to meet the academic, organizational, behavioral, and professional goals of highly qualified teachers in the United States. K-6 teachers help provide the early academic and social experiences that build a foundation for student success.

About the Campus-Based Day Program (at UH Manoa)

  • Attend a two-year cohorted program
    • Groups of approximately 22 students
    • Cohorts take most of their courses together
  • Applications accepted for Fall semester only
    • Priority Deadline - February 1
    • Final Deadline - March 1
  • Expect to attend as a full-time student
  • Complete all courses prior to student teaching
  • Pass PRAXIS II Content Knowledge prior to student teaching
  • Gain field experience with a mentor teacher
    • Three semesters of field experience
    • One semester (final semester) student teaching
  • Program coursework is closely linked with field experience and student teaching
  • Additional program requirements
    • Liability insurance
    • Laptop computer
    • Fingerprinting/background check

About the Statewide Hybrid Program

  • Travel to Oahu on select weekends
    • financial support provided to assist with travel expenses
  • Attend a two-year cohorted program
    • Attend classes online
    • Cohorts take most of their courses together
  • Applications accepted for Fall semester only
    • Priority Deadline - February 1
    • Final Deadline - March 1
  • Expect to attend as a full-time student
  • Complete all courses prior to student teaching
  • Pass PRAXIS II Content Knowledge prior to student teaching
  • Gain field experience with a mentor teacher
    • Three semesters of field experience
    • One semester (final semester) student teaching
  • Program coursework is closely linked with field experience and student teaching
  • Additional program requirements
    • Liability insurance
    • Laptop computer
    • Fingerprinting/background check

Getting Started

Spend time volunteering or working with students of this age group. These experiences can help you:

  • gain insight into teaching
  • better understand the needs of this age group
  • confirm your interest and comfort level with this age group
  • fulfill one of your admissions requirements (more information) link to 40 hours info, checklist definition

    

Dual Preparation

Additional coursework can be completed for the following Dual Preparation degrees:

 

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Elementary age students interacting with a teacher

Quick Facts

Credits:
120
Teacher Licensure:
Yes
Online Classes:
Yes
Evening Classes:
No
Admissions:
Fall
Typical Length (Months):
48
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