Master of Education in Teaching (MEDT)

Apply Now Instructions

1. UHM Graduate System Application Form:

Complete the online Graduate Application Form:

  • To ensure your application is routed to our department, on the Add Programs screen, choose “Teaching-MEdT (Fall)” by clicking the blue + in the add column.
  • Application fee $100 (non-refundable)
  • Transcripts from each institution attended (except for UH system transcripts). Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to Graduate Divisionʻs Supplemental Material Upload Website, but admitted students must submit official transcripts in order to enroll.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (International Students only)

Visit the UHM Graduate Division Applicant Help Center for additional guidance.

2. College of Education Mākālei Application:

Submit the following through Mākālei:

  • Select a Program
    • Program category: Apply to a Licensure Track Program
    • Program: MEdT, Teaching – Elementary, Secondary & Hawaiian Language Immersion
  • Select Program Options
    • Major: Select the subject you want to obtain a license to teach.
    • Dual License Option (select from 2nd major box)
      • Hawaiian Language Immersion applicants must be fluent speakers of Hawaiian as demonstrated by a B or better in HAW 402 (UHM) or KHAW 404 (UHH).
    • Program Delivery Option:
      • Select Manoa Campus if you intend to complete the program on ʻOahu, attending a portion of your classes in person.
      • Select Statewide if you intend to complete the program on any island Online/Hybrid delivery.
  • Licensure Track Admission Checklist
    • Personal Statement/Essay

3. Content Knowledge Requirement:

Applicants may choose to verify their content knowledge by submitting a passing score on the licensure test adopted by the Board in the content field. Submit official scores to University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, institution code 4867.


Demonstrate content knowledge through prior coursework.

For Elementary Education (grade K-6)

A minimum of thirty-six semester hours of coursework from an accredited institution of higher education with at least nine (9) semester hours in each of the following four core content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  At least three (3) semester hours in each of the core content areas must be upper division (300 or 400 level).

Submit an elementary content coursework inventory worksheet:

For Secondary Education (Grade 6-12)

The three alternatives for secondary education are:

  • Content major consisting of a minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field for a bachelor’s degree awarded by an accredited institution of higher; OR
  • A minimum of thirty semester hours in the content field from an accredited institution of higher education, at least fifteen of which must be upper division level; OR
  • A master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in the license field awarded by an accredited institution of higher education.

To verify the above, submit a content coursework inventory worksheet for the subject you want to teach:

For a sample content coursework inventory worksheet, see:

4. Contact Information for Three References:

Provide the name, email address, phone number, and relationship for three references in your Mākālei application.  Your references will be sent a link to complete our online Letter of Recommendation form.  If they are unable to complete the online form we send them, please download the PDF version of our Letter of Recommendation form and provide your reference with a copy.  Mākālei will facilitate the submission of your letters of recommendation, but you are ultimately responsible for ensuring they are received by the March 1 deadline.  Common reasons that references are not receiving the system generated email are 1) email delivery to spam folder, 2) mistyped email addresses.

5. Admission Interview:

An email will be sent to applicants with complete applications to schedule an admissions interview. All applicants must attend a half-day interview on one of the dates below. Applicants residing in the continental U.S., neighbor islands, or overseas may choose to attend the interview online (Zoom). Please be sure that you are reachable by the email entered on your Mākālei application form.

  • February 24, 2024 (Sat) 9 am – 12:30 pm – priority deadline

  • April 6, 2024 (Sat) 1 pm – 4:30 pm – final deadline


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