Basic Skills

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or qualifying scores on the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators exam, SAT or ACT. Qualifying scores are available on the HTSB website and the ETS website.

Content Knowledge Praxis

A list of Praxis II Subject Assessment (Content) exams and passing test scores are available on the HTSB website and the ETS website. The Praxis II exam taken should align with your intended licensure area. The MEdT program does not offer licensure programs in every subject listed on the HTSB and ETS websites (e.g. Middle Level). Applicants should register for the appropriate Elementary or Secondary English, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies exam. Secondary Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Language Immersion will not require a Praxis II exam until one is designated by HTSB. Please contact the department if you are pursuing an area of licensure that was not previously listed.

We now also accept alternative methods for meeting the content knowledge requirement. See the How to Apply Page for more information.

Candidates in the Dual Secondary & Special Education cohort must pass the SPED Mild/Moderate Praxis prior to the start of their third semester in the program.