Bachelor’s of Education - Secondary Education

Accepting Applications Starting: Mon Jul 1, 2024

How to Apply Instructions

Application Deadlines

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

  • International Students: September 1 (refer to the International Admission Process for detailed information)
  • September 1: General Priority Deadline
  • October 1: General Final Deadline

GPA Requirements

To be eligible for any College of Education licensure track program, students must maintain a cumulative (combined) Grade Point Average (GPA) at or above a required level. Check the specific program sheet for your intended program for required GPA information and more.

View a list of College of Education Program Sheets

Complete UHM General Education Requirements

Applicants can be admitted to the COE before completing 55 credits, but must complete 55 credits prior to being admitted to a specific COE Licensure Track program. The 55 credits can be from UHM and/or approved transfer credits from another institution.

The UHM General Education Core Requirements must be completed prior to the start of a COE Licensure Track program. Applicants who have completed an articulated Associates of Arts (AA) degree from a UH Community College are considered to have met the UHM General Education Requirements.

However, applicants pursuing World Languages, Health & Physical Education, or Science are required to take additional UHM General Education requirements.

The UH Manoa General Education Requirements consist of both Foundations and Diversification courses. Review the program sheet for your intended program to determine what UH Manoa General Education Requirements are required.

40 Hours of Documented Group Leadership Experience

Prior to applying, applicants must complete 40 hours of paid or voluntary group leadership field experience with the appropriate age group according to their major. For example, Secondary Education students are required to work with 6th – 12th grade aged students (except for Health and Physical Education B.S. majors, K-12th grade is required).

The experience must have been completed after high school and cannot have occurred more than 5 years prior to acceptance to a COE Licensure Track program.

For Health and Physical Education majors, the experience must be primarily physical activity related.

See the Group Leadership Form used to document your group leadership experience

Complete an Admissions Interview

All Students applying for any of the COE Licensure Track programs must participate in an admission interview with faculty from their prospective department.

  • does not apply to Health & Physical Education applicants

See a sample of the Secondary Education interview instructions

Only applicants who have successfully completed all admission requirements will be able to schedule a Personal Admissions Interview.

Music Education Applicants

Music Education applicants must make an individual appointment for an interview with the Music Department. Arrange for an interview appointment time as soon as possible to avoid missing deadlines.

Secondary Music Education
Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong
Music Bldg. 111
(808) 956-3253

Out-of-state applicants may be accepted provisionally pending completion of the interview requirement immediately upon arrival on Oahu. These interviews must be completed by the application deadlines.