BEd, Exceptional Students & Elementary Education

How to Apply Instructions


New cohorts start only in Fall semesters. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • International Students: January 5 (refer to the International Admission Process for detailed information)
  • February 1: Priority Deadline
  • March 1: Final Deadline (Note: Deadline has been extended until April 1 for Fall 2024 admissions)

Apply to the College of Education via COE Mākālei:

You can access the College of Education application by visiting:

  • Program Category: Apply to a Licensure Track Program
  • Program: BEd, Exceptional Students & Elementary Education
  • Semester: Fall (Year)
  • Delivery Option: Manoa Campus

Follow the instructions and prompts on COE Makalei. Once you begin your application, more detailed information, including tips & tricks for completing the application will be emailed to you.

Apply for UH Mānoa Admissions:

If you are not already a student at UH Mānoa, you must also complete the UH Mānoa Admissions application (currently enrolled UHM students can skip this step):

  • Application Term: Fall (Year)
  • Planned Course of Study: Elementary Education-BEd
  • Application fee: The application fee is now waived for Hawai‘i residents. Non-residents will pay $70.


Official transcripts must be submitted directly from your college or university to UH Mānoa. You are required to submit transcripts from each post-secondary institution you have attended (excluding any University of Hawaiʻi System institution). Unofficial, faxed, hand-carried, or student copies of academic documents will not be accepted.

Email official transcripts to or have them mailed to:
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Office of Admissions 2600 Campus Road, Room 001
Honolulu, HI 96822-2385

If you are not a U.S. citizen, are a non-native speaker of English, or have been educated in a country other than the United States, refer to the International Admission Process for additional admissions requirements.

Review the College of Education Program Sheet for this program for a more detailed list of requirements.