Types of Delivery
At the COE we offer four types of distance programs.
All course activity takes place online
Requires both online and some face-to-face meetings.
Face-to-face meetings take place in the summer; Fall & Spring online. Designed for educators who often have summer breaks.
Available in Hawaii (all islands) for those in some of our teacher preparation programs. Requires both online and some face-to-face meetings, ranging from 2-5 weekends per semester.
Teacher Licensure: Statewide Distance Learning
849 Teacher candidates
approved for licensure through COE’s Statewide Hybrid Programs (since Fall 2003-Summer 2020)
6 Hawaiian islands
COE has prepared teachers on 6 Islands (Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Lanai, Molokai)
Statewide Hybrid Teacher Licensure ProgramsLearn More about 10 Programs Statewide Hybrid Teacher Licensure Programs
Move up, Stay Local: Certificates, Master's, PhD & Professional Development
Master's programs offered via distanceLearn More about 21 Master's programs offered via distance
Graduate Programs offered via distance, Stipends AvailableLearn More about 8 Graduate Programs offered via distance, Stipends Available
Certificates offered via distance, 2 years or less to completeLearn More about 10 Certificates offered via distance, 2 years or less to complete
What’s it like being a Distance Student?
Hear from our distance students! NOTE: Programs may have been modified due to COVID-19 restrictions, see program pages for more information.
Melonie Leihua Stewart
Meet Our Faculty
Our faculty and support staff have years of experience in online pedagogy, creative technology use, and effectively fostering learning communities in our cohorts.