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 Programs tab for a complete list) to adolescents in grades 7 through 12.
  • meet academic, organizational, behavioral, and professional goals expected of highly qualified teachers in the United States

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About the Campus-Based Day Program (at UH Mānoa)

  • Teach in your area of expertise
  • Be responsible for teaching this subject to students from grades 7 through 12
  • Attend a non-cohorted program
  • Apply for either Fall and Spring semesters
  • Gain field experience with a Mentor Teacher
    • One semester of field experience
    • One semester (final semester) student teaching in subject area
  • Pass Praxis II Content Knowledge (contact OSAS for more information)
    • Prior to admission* (English, Languages, Math, Sciences, Social Studies)
    • Prior to student teaching (Art, ESL, Health & PE, Music)
  • Pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) (Languages)
    • an additional written proficiency test may be required
  • Check with OSAS regarding specific program requirements for your content area
  • Additional program requirements
    • Liability insurance
    • Laptop computer
    • Fingerprinting/background check

*NOTE: Passing Praxis I also required prior to admission

Campus-Based Day Program Secondary Education Content Areas

Upon successful completion of this certificate, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) enabling you to teach in one of the following content areas:

  • Art
  • English
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Health and Physical Education*
  • Languages:** Chinese, French, Hawaiian, Japanese, Philippine Languages, Spanish
  • Math
  • Music
  • Sciences:** Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physical Science, Physics
  • Social Studies*** (History, Psychology, etc. view complete list of specializations)
  • Theater/Dance

*Students can apply for licensure to teach Health and PE for grades K-6, 7-12, or K-12. May require an additional semester of student teaching.
**Language and science - each major has its own content knowledge test
***Social studies - one content knowledge test only

About the Statewide Hybrid Program

  • Teach in your area of expertise
  • Be responsible for teaching this subject to students from grades 7 through 12
  • Attend a cohorted program
    • Courses include both synchronous web conferencing and asynchronous independent work
  • Apply for the Spring semester
  • Gain field experience with a mentor teacher
    • One semester of field experience
    • One semester (final semester) of student teaching in subject area
  • Additional program requirements
    • Liability insurance
    • Laptop computer
    • Fingerprinting/background check

Statewide Hybrid Program Secondary Education Content Areas

Upon successful completion of this certificate, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) enabling you to teach in one of the following content areas:

  • English
  • Math
  • Sciences:** Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physical Science, Physics
  • Social Studies*** (History, Psychology, etc. view complete list of specializations)

**Language and science - each major has its own content knowledge test
***Social studies - one content knowledge test only

Getting Started

Spend time volunteering or working with student groups of this age. 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

    

Quick Facts

Credits:
30-36+
Teacher Licensure:
Yes
Online Classes:
Yes
Evening Classes:
Yes
Admissions:
Fall/Spring
Typical Length (Months):
18+

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