Master of Education in Teaching

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ADMISSIONS DEADLINES

Semester General Admission deadline
Fall Admission March 1
Spring Admission N/A

To be considered for admission, all materials including test scores must be received (not postmarked) by March 1.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field other than education.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (GPAs of at least 2.70 will be considered only after those who meet the minimum requirement).

It is recommended that secondary (gr. 6-12) applicants have thirty (30) semester hours of coursework in the content field from an accredited college or university (at least fifteen (15) of which must be upper division level), or an equivalent.

Prior teaching experience is not required.

Basic Skills Licensure Tests

Prior to applying to a COE Licensure Track program, all students must acheive official minimum State passing scores as determined by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) in one of the COE approved options to demonstrate basic skills:

  • Praxis I Pre-Professionals Skills Tests (PPST) in Reading, Writing, Mathematics (accepted through 6/30/2014)
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE): Reading, Writing, Mathematics

Official score reports must be sent to University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) and HTSB. Students seeking future employment in a Hawai‘i public school should also send their scores to the DOE. For more information visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis website and the HTSB website.

Praxis II

Applicants must pass the Praxis II tests (Subject Matter) prior to applying to a COE Licensure Track program. The Praxis II® Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge.

Official Praxis II score reports must be sent to University of Hawaii at Mānoa and Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. Those seeking future employment with a Hawaii public or charter school should also send their scores to the Hawaii DOE.

For a list of tests by licensure area and their qualifying scores, visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis website and the HTSB website.

3 Letters of Recommendation

Download our Fall 2015 Recommendation Guildelines. Letters must be received (not postmarked) by March 1, 2015 to the College of Education:

  • Email (preferred): Please send PDF attachments to medt@hawaii.edu
  • Fax: (808) 956-4271
  • Mail:   Office of Student Academic Services
                 1776 University Avenue, Everly Hall 126
                  Honolulu, HI 96822
Recommendation Form Fall 2015 Letter of Recommendation Guidelines Last Updated
October 2014

Complete an Admissions Interview

All Students applying for any of the COE Licensure Track programs must participate in an admission interview with faculty from their prospective department.

Admission interviews will be scheduled in the first week of April for individuals with complete applications who meet the minimum qualifications. In mid-March, the program will send details to qualified applicants using the email address provided on the application form. Interviews may be conducted by phone or online for applicants who do not reside on Oahu.

STEPS TO APPLY

How to Apply

Application procedures to the Master of Education in Teaching Program are updated annually.  Please download the Fall 2015 information packet and read it carefully before you begin. Makalei will guide you through the application process.

Brochure/Information MEdT COE Application Packet Last Updated
December 2014

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