Master of Education in Teaching

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The Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) program is a two-year, field-based program designed for those pursuing careers in teaching who have earned baccalaureate degrees in fields other than education.

Upon successful completion of this Master's degree, candidates will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) to teach elementary (K-6),  secondary (6-12), or Hawaiian Language Immersion (K-12) in a general education classroom. Programs offered at the secondary level are: English, Hawaiian Language, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies.

About this Program

  • Attend a two-year face-to-face cohorted program
  • Apply for Fall semester only
  • Expected to attend as a full-time student
  • Gain field experience with a mentor teacher
  • Become eligible for licensure after 3rd semester
  • Complete a final paper or project
  • Obtain degree after 4th semester

Once admitted, all candidates are required to complete field experiences (practicum & residency) at an assigned MEdT partner school on the island of O‘ahu. Candidates may not choose the location or grade level of their placement and must be willing to cover all transportation costs to the assigned school sites anywhere on O‘ahu.

As a condition of their field experience, candidates must obtain:

  • Department of Education (DOE) Fingerprinting and Criminal History Background Check Clearance
  • Proof of Liability Insurance and Medical Coverage
  • TB Clearance

For more information on this program contact the Office of Student Academic Services.

Elementary Education

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 Expectations/Info

  • K-6 teachers are typically responsible for the instruction of all core subject areas for a class of approximately 25 students
  • K-6 teachers 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

Secondary Education

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure from the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) enabling you to teach grades 6 through 12 in one of the following content areas:

  • English
  • Hawaiian Language
  • Math
  • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physical Science, Physics)
  • Social Studies

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
  • 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.
  • 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

     

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Quick Facts

Credits:
45
Teacher Licensure:
Yes
Online Classes:
No
Evening Classes:
Yes
Admissions:
Fall
Typical Length (Months):
24

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