This program has been completely redesigned with support from a federal grant. The program offers both unique field experiences and course offerings. Traditional programs require that students spend 2 days a week in a classroom for field each semester and then a final semester of student teachers that is full time. However, this program has … read more of How are the field placements for this program different from all the other programs?
No, UH has a “tuition cap” of 12 credits for students who are full-time. Therefore, any additional credits after 12 are free. This makes it even more appealing for those that would be interested in taking the Hawaii DOE stipend for special education, if offered, because currently it would cover between 31-33 credits of tuition, … read more of Does it cost more to do a dual licensure program?
This program is available face-to-face on Oahu only. However, teacher candidates who want to go home to do their final semester of student teaching on another island may request this option through the program coordinator and department chair. Approvals are given on a case-by-case basis. Placements depend on availability of classrooms, mentor teachers, and field … read more of What if I live on an island outside of Oahu? Can I still do the ESEE program?
For applicants who meet the priority deadline (Feb. 1), decisions are typically mailed out in late March or early April. For regular deadline applicants (Mar. 1), decisions are typically mailed out in late April or early May. One of the primary reasons for delays in admission decisions is due to transcripts. Candidates who do not … read more of When will I hear if I’ve been accepted?
Yes. All applicants will be interviewed by UH College of Education faculty in a group format. If you do not live on Oahu, you may be interviewed using a conference call (telephone or web-based). You will be able to schedule your interview at the time you apply to the program. Information will be shared within … read more of Will I need to complete an interview for the BEd program?
If you are not already a UH student prior to applying for this program, then you must complete a UH System Application Form and submit a $70 application fee. This would be common for transfer students or students coming back for a second Bachelor’s degree. However, if you are transferring from a local community college, … read more of How much does it cost to apply?
The field placement or program coordinator has the responsibility to find and coordinate student field placements. Candidates are not allowed to make their own field arrangements. For candidates already working in school settings, the field placement coordinator will conduct a review for approval and determine whether a paid position meets the field/student teaching requirements.
Our hybrid program models do have some flexibility to allow candidates already working in school settings to possibly use their paid positions in meeting the field requirements. However, each position must go through a formal process and is approved on a case-by-case basis by the placement/program coordinator. Typically, when reviewing positions for approval, we are … read more of What if I’m already working in a school?
Our licensure programs are designed in a cohorted format. Candidates are enrolled as a group and they matriculate through the entire program together. The benefit of participating in a cohorted program is that it provides a strong support system, as you would bond with your fellow cohort members throughout the two years in the program … read more of Can I take courses at my own pace?
In our hybrid programs, classes will be presented through the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Laulima course site. Each course has a website that includes various components, such as the syllabus, course schedule, assignments, quizzes/tests, and other resources. Some courses may include recorded video lectures. Student should expect to study/work approximately 9 hours per week … read more of What are the online classes like? What is the time commitment?