BEd Dual Prep; Elementary & Early Childhood

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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. You will also be recommended (upon submission of passing scores for the appropriate licensing tests) for licensure in early childhood education (ECE). The ECE emphasis prepares graduates to work with students in preschool through 3rd grade (PK-3) settings.

BEd Dual Preparation Program Career Expectations/Info

  • Teacher candidates are eligible for two licenses
    • Elementary Education (K-6)
    • Early Childhood Education (PK-3)

K-6 and PK-3 teachers (are):

  • typically responsible for the instruction of all core subject areas for a class of approximately 25 students
  • expected to meet the academic, organizational, behavioral, and professional goals of highly qualified teachers in the United States
  • help provide the early academic and social experiences that build a foundation for future success
  • adapt and individualize instruction in ways that are developmentally appropriate for younger children

About this Program

  • 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
    • One semester of field experience in a pre-school setting
    • Two semesters of field experience in a K-6 setting
    • One semester (final semester) student teaching in a K-3 setting
  • Program coursework is closely linked with field experience and student teaching
  • ECE requires between 18-21 credits of additional coursework
  • 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 


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