PB Certificate in Secondary Education

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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. Receiving a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education will enable you to:

  • be responsible for the instruction of content in your subject area (see the Forms & Documents tab for a complete list) to adolescents in grades 6 through 12.
  • meet academic, organizational, behavioral, and professional goals expected of highly qualified teachers in the United States

The goal of the Secondary Education Program is to prepare teachers who are:

  • Active members of the community who value diverse learners
  • Collaborative practitioners with the wisdom and capacity for leadership
  • Caring and effective educators who inspire wonder and imagination
  • Innovative designers of learning experiences
  • Reflective about the practice and craft of teaching


The Secondary Education Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is grounded in our deep passion and commitment to creating an equitable and socially just society. We offer a transformative learning experience that prepares educators to develop deep wisdom for teaching rooted in place and community action as a foundation for sparking students’ wonder and imagination about how to live in the world. We prepare teachers who contribute to crafting schools that inspire and provide students with opportunities to develop dispositions, knowledge, skills, to contribute to problem-solving, reasoning, collaborating, and communicating effectively in order to enact their agency to create a thoughtful and compassionate democratic society.

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Integrated Semester Overview

Term 1 -

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ITE 401: Engaging the Adolescent Learner (3)
ITE 403: Seminar in Educational Inquiry (3)
ITE 440: Curriculum Implications of Multicultural Education (3)

Term 2 -

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ITE 402: Teaching Practicum (3)
ITE 404: Teaching in the Subject Field (3)
SPED 445: Educating Exceptional Students in Regular Classrooms, Secondary (3)

Term 3 -

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ITE 405: Teaching Residency, Secondary
ITE 406: Seminar in Teaching Residency

EDEF 610: Foundations of Educational Theory (3) and EDEP 631: Adolescence and Education (3) can be taken anytime before term 3.

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