The Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education program allows candidates to earn their bachelor’s degree along with two teaching licenses at the early childhood level.This emphasis prepares teachers for young children with and without disabilities in preschool through 3rd grade (PK-3 ) general, inclusive, or special educa-
tion settings. Program graduates are prepared to teach in a range of settings including private preschools, Headstart programs, Hawaii Department of Education preschool classes, and other community settings.
Class Type, License, & Certification
STATEWIDE PROGRAM (online/hybrid): Available on all islands. Cohorted program. Courses are primarily online with online class sessions held in the early evenings. In addition, there are limited face-to-face weekends each semester. Neighbor island candidates travel to Oahu on select weekends; some financial support is provided to assist with travel costs. This is a blended program, meaning that blended coursework is co-taught as one class by both Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education faculty. Upon program completion, qualified candidates will be recommended for initial teacher licensure in BOTH early early childhood (PK-3) and special education (PK-3).
Coursework (Two Year Overview)
|Fall (16 credits)||
|Spring (16 credits)||
|Summer (9 credits)||
|Fall 2 (16 credits)||
|Spring 2 (15 credits)||
|Summer 2 ( 9 credits)||