With campus-based and hybrid (mix of campus-based and online) program options available, a B.Ed. from the Elementary Education Program (EEP) prepares future teachers for a rewarding career teaching elementary education. Whether you are aspiring to be a teacher that works with young children, children in K-6, children with special needs, or are aspiring to be a teacher who is great at inspiring children whose first language is not English, EEP has a program for you!
Makenzie Stang ITE Elementary Student & UH Track Team Pole Vaulter
"We discussed the importance of school, explaining that we are athletes, but we are students first. ~ (On bringing 10 UH student athletes to visit her 5th grade class)"
Cody Okuhara BEd in Exceptional Students and Elementary Education (ESEE) Student
“The COE is helping me to achieve and reach my dreams, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity to be in this amazing program!”
Diane Ramos BEd Elementary Student and CESA Vice President
"… this profession requires a strong drive, flexibility, and a positive mindset in an ever-changing environment."
JR Quilos B.Ed. Student, Dual Licensure in Elementary Education & Multilingual Learning
"The interactive experience I get at my field school really helps me to think about how I would want my future classroom to be."
Why Elementary Education?
In Hawaii, ‘ohana (Hawaiian for extended family) is one of the most important precepts of daily life. In the Elementary Education Program, teacher candidates will find an ‘ohana in each other and with our loving and dedicated faculty, as they journey together through their 2 year cohort program. Our faculty enjoy what they do, and they work hard to give you a variety of unique experiences that help prepare you to become a future teacher.
In-between class work and homework assignments designed to prepare teacher candidates to have a strong core understanding of teaching concepts, teacher candidates will have real life hands-on experience in classrooms that will be much like their real working environments after graduation. Our Elementary Education faculty also work closely with mentor teachers to ensure that your observation and student teaching experiences help bring out your best potential.
If you are someone with a passion for helping and teaching others, and want to help prepare the next generation, please consider contacting us and setting up an advising appointment.