Distance Learning

At the College of Education (COE), we have been delivering courses via distance education for over 30 years, and now offer the most distance (online and hybrid) programs at UH Mānoa. Through our nearly 40 online and hybrid options, we prepare teachers on all islands, as well as leaders, educators and practitioners from across the state, the mainland and internationally.

Types of Delivery

At the COE we offer four types of distance programs.

Online
All course activity takes place online
Hybrid
Requires both online and some face-to-face meetings.
Summer Hybrid
Face-to-face meetings take place in the summer; Fall & Spring online. Designed for educators who often have summer breaks.
Statewide Hybrid
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

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849 Teacher candidates
approved for licensure through COE’s Statewide Hybrid Programs (since Fall 2003-Summer 2020)
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6 Hawaiian islands
COE has prepared teachers on 6 Islands (Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Lanai, Molokai)
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10 Programs
Statewide Hybrid Teacher Licensure Programs
Learn More about 10 Programs Statewide Hybrid Teacher Licensure Programs

Move up, Stay Local: Certificates, Master's, PhD & Professional Development

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21
Master's programs offered via distance
Learn More about 21 Master's programs offered via distance
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8
Graduate Programs offered via distance, Stipends Available
Learn More about 8 Graduate Programs offered via distance, Stipends Available
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10
Certificates offered via distance, 2 years or less to complete
Learn 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.

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.