PBCTE Cohort 1 and alumni posing together during Hoʻoulu ʻĀina Community Workday
PBCTE Cohort 1 and alumni posing together during Hoʻoulu ʻĀina Community Workday our ITE Secondary students thrive in camaraderie and hard work

Mission

The ITE Secondary Education, Kahalewaiho‘ona‘auao Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is grounded in our deep passion and commitment to creating an equitable and socially just society. We offer a transformative learning experience that prepares educators to develop deep wisdom for teaching rooted in place and community action as a foundation for sparking students’ wonder and imagination about how to live in the world. We prepare teachers who contribute to crafting schools and designing learning experiences that inspire and provide students with opportunities to develop agency to create a peaceful, democratic society.

Kahalewaihoʻonaʻauao

Kahalewaihoʻonaʻauao is a place of learning where pedagogy is developed and teaching practices are refined. The metaphor of wai, fresh water, is used throughout the secondary program as a symbol of life and growth. Kahalewaihoʻonaʻauao honors our host culture as a symbol where life giving waters of knowledge flow forth. These waters of educational teachings and learning foster a sense of self in the field of education with our teacher candidates.

PBCTE Cohort 2 students working together during new student orientation at Papahana Kuaola, Haʻikū, Oʻahu
PBCTE Cohort 2 students working together during new student orientation at Papahana Kuaola, Haʻikū, Oʻahu students in our ITE Secondary programs have opportunities to bond and work together toward a shared goal