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.