BEd Elementary Education

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Upon successful completion of this degree you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawai`i 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:

 

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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