PBCTE-Secondary: Tuition stipends are issued after the beginning of the first (Spring) semester and before the beginning of the second (Summer), third (Fall), and fourth (Spring) semesters. MEdT-Secondary: Tuition stipends are issued before the end of the first (Fall) semester and before the beginning of the second (Spring) and third (Fall) semesters. PBCTE-Secondary and MEdT-Secondary: … read more of When are stipends issued to the student?
If for any reason you do not complete the program, your name will be submitted to the Hawai’i State Department of Education and you will need to repay all the money received.
If a student is required to repeat a course for any reason (i.e., no pass, withdraw after official drop date, etc.), the student will receive no additional stipend.
The Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Education considers GOO tuition and travel stipends as income and is, therefore, taxable. No tax form is provided by the university. GOO recipients are required to sign and return a memo that will be emailed from STE Secondary to confirm receipt of issued stipend checks.
Stipends will cover tuition and fees (33 credits for the PBCTE-Secondary program and up to 34 credits of the MEdT-Secondary program). Neighbor island students will also receive travel stipends to cover roundtrip flights that are purchased by the GOO recipients to attend mandatory face-to-face meetings.
Students may apply up to 12 course credits from the PBCTE-Secondary to a College of Education (COE) master’s degree program. Students must negotiate course transfer at the time of application to the master’s program.
During each term you will be expected to engage in field experiences that will total 1,000 hours over 3 terms: Term 1 (Spring): STE 402(N) – This course requires 2 full days a week in the field (in a variety of classroom settings including a Literacy Clinic); Term 2 (Fall): STE 402(Alpha) – This course … read more of How many teaching practicum field hours are required?
There shall be no guarantee for where your teaching practicum/field experience will be located. Our program takes great pride in vetting and securing school partnership relationships that we believe will be the best learning context for you. The only guarantee we can make, is you will be placed on the island you reside on. For … read more of Can I do my practicum or student teaching at the school of my choice?
Yes. All courses are offered using a synchronous online format.