What we do

The Office of Technology and Distance Programs (TDP) exists to provide leadership, management, vision, budgeting, strategic planning, and implementation of distance education and technology services for the College of Education. TDP coordinates distance program offerings and supports faculty in the effective use of technology.

Support COE Distance Programs
Teacher education and advanced professional development programs throughout Hawaii
Instructional & Learning Technologies
Program improvements through infusion of modern learning technologies throughout COE Programs
Information Technology
Planning and implementation of projects supporting COE's information technology needs
Technology Infrastructure
Design and development of services, infrastructure, and content

Our Story


The COE began offering academic programs to the neighbor islands.


As the state’s largest teacher preparation college, the COE was tasked by the State legislature to increase the numbers of licensed teachers across the state.


The COE’s Technology & Distance Programs office was formed to plan and support teacher preparation programs across the state, including training and course preparation support for COE faculty.


The COE received a USDOE grant to develop online teaching programs to prepare more STEM teachers on neighbor islands. This grant supported the development of an instructional design and technology support team that partners with faculty to develop online programs.


COE now offers nearly 40 program and track options through distance learning. Learn more about our distance programs!

Our Support Teams

Leadership & Team

Learn more about team leads below and meet our talented and passionate team!