BEd Secondary 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 sixth through twelfth grade (6-12) in  a general education classroom.

About these Programs

  • Become a subject matter expert
  • Be responsible for teaching this subject to students from grades 6 through 12
    • Health and Physical Education majors are prepared to teach K-12
  • Attend a non-cohorted program
  • Apply for either Fall and Spring semesters
  • Gain field experience with a Mentor Teacher
    • One semester of field experience
      • Two semesters of field experience for Health and Physical Education
    • One semester (final semester) student teaching in subject area
      • Health and Physical Education may require an additional semester of student teaching**
  • Pass PRAXIS II Content Knowledge prior to student teaching

Secondary Education Content Areas

Upon successful completion of this degree, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure from the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) enabling you to teach in one of the following content areas:

  • English
  • Languages: Chinese, French, Hawaiian, Japanese, Philippine Languages, Spanish, German, Russian, Latin
  • Math
  • Physical Education, K-12
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physical Science, Physics
  • Social Studies (History, Psychology, or view complete list of specializations)

Secondary Education Career Expectations/Info

Teaching is an exciting and rewarding career for those interested in working with adolescents of many ages to help shape positive learning experiences both academically and socially.
You will:

  • be responsible for the instruction of content in your subject area to adolescents in grades 6 through 12
    • Health and Physical Education majors are prepared to teach K-12, but may seek licensure at the elementary or secondary level only
  • meet academic, organizational, behavioral, and professional goals expected of highly qualified teachers in the United States

Getting Started

  • Spend time volunteering or working with students of this age group.
    • Health and Physical Education majors should gain experience at both the elementary and secondary levels in physical activity-related experiences
  • 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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