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.

Application procedures to the Master of Education in Teaching Program are updated annually. Please download and read our Fall 2014 information packet carefully before beginning the application process.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Apply to UH Grad division

In order to be accepted into the COE you must first be accepted into UHM. If you are applying to the MEdT program you must also submit a graduate division application. If you have difficulty finding the UH graduate division application you can find it on the UH Graduate Division website.

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).

Prior teaching experience is not required.

Take Praxis I: Reading, Writing, Math

All students must pass the Praxis I tests (Reading, Writing, Mathematics) prior to applying to a COE Licensure Track program.
The Praxis Series™ tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.
The Praxis I® are Pre-Professional Skills Tests that measure basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics and include multiple-choice questions and an essay question on the Writing test. The tests are designed to evaluate whether you have the academic skills needed to prepare for a career in education.

  • Praxis Online Preparation Program
  • UHM Testing Center for Computer-based Praxis 1 (PDF)
  • List of passing Praxis I scores required for Hawaii State Teacher Licensure (Link to HTSB passing Praxis I Scores)
  • Official Praxis I score reports must be sent to University of Hawaii at Mānoa and Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB)

For more information visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis website.

Praxis II

Applicants must pass the Praxis II tests (Subject Matter) prior to applying to a COE Licensure Track program. *For PBSCE Art, ESL, Music, and Physical Education candidates, must pass PRAXIS II prior to the student teaching residency. It is not required for admission.

The Praxis Series™ tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.

  • Praxis Online Preparation Program
  • UHM Testing Center for Computer-based Praxis II
  • List of passing Praxis II scores required for Hawaii State Teacher Licensure
  • Official Praxis II score reports must be sent to University of Hawaii at Mānoa and Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

For more information visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis website.

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 will be conducted by phone or Skype for applicants who do not reside on Oahu.

3 Letters of Recommendation

See our Fall 2014 information packet for letter guidelines. Letters must be received (not postmarked) by March 1, 2014 to the College of Education:

  • Fax (preferred): (808) 956-4271
  • Email (pdf attachment only): medt@hawaii.edu
  • Mail:   Office of Student Academic Services
                 1776 University Avenue, Everly Hall 126
                  Honolulu, HI 96822.

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