Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education

Accepting Applications Starting: Mon Jul 1, 2024

How to Apply Instructions

The application process consists of TWO parts. Both parts must be completed prior to the deadline.

COE Mākālei Application (free)

  • Select a Program
    • Category: Apply to a Licensure Track Program
    • Program: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Education (PBCTE)
      • Note – Music and Health/PE have their own separate application option
    • Semester: Spring 2024
  • Select Program Options
    • Licensure
    • Choose MajorArt, Chinese, Theater, Dance, Korean, Samoan, English as a Second Language, English, French, General Science, German, Hawaiian, Japanese, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Philippine Language, Physical Education, Russian, Social Studies, Spanish
    • Statewide
    • Choose Location: which island you will be pursuing the program from
  • Complete Licensure Track Application Checklist
    • Be sure to review each item and make sure you understand before checking the box:
      • Read Gainful Employment Information
      • Completed Baccalaureate Degree
      • Cumulative GPA – 2.75 or higher (2.5 for math and science)
      • Major Cumulative GPA — 2.75 or higher (2.5 for math and science)
    • Checklist items requiring additional information/materials:
      • Apply to UH System – More detailed instructions & links for submitting the UH application are provided in the next section of this website.
      • Hawaii DOE Employment
      • Upload 40 Hours of Group Leadership Experience form
      • Content Knowledge Verification – Verify your content knowledge by submitting one of the following:
        • Passing score on Praxis Content Knowledge Exam for your selected licensure major
        • Submit the Content Coursework Worksheet & Unofficial transcripts to verify you either have a bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in your content field, or you have 30 semester hours in the content field (with at least 15 semester hours at the upper division level)
      • Download Interview with Program information
      • Write your Personal Statement & Essay
      • Input Three Professional References (name, email, phone #)
      • List Repeated Courses (if any)
      • Hawai‘i Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative Stipend Application
        • If you would like to be considered for the GOO stipend opportunity, please select ‘yes’ and complete the form requirements.
      • Prior Post-Secondary Program Enrollment – verify if you have ever been dismissed from a program previously. If yes, please share the circumstances for the dismissal.
  • Submit Licensure Track Application

UH Mānoa System Application Form ($70 – fee waiver available, see below) + official transcripts

Note: Our Post Bac Certificate programs use the Undergraduate application for admissions. Please be sure to submit the proper UHM application using the link provided below.

Start a new UH System Application

Note: Please only use one email address for your UH application – if you log into your application and change the email address in your file during or after you submit your application, it will delay processing and admissions decisions.

    • About You
      • This section includes: Personal Information, Your Address, Your Family (skip), Citizenship, Race & Ethnicity, and Other Background
    • Your Academics
      • Your UH Mānoa Plans
        • Choose 2nd Bachelor
        • Planned Course of Study: Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education (Spring Admission only)
        • Number of transfer credits: You can skip by putting ‘0’
      • Previous College Coursework: Please list the institution where you received your bachelor’s degree and any coursework thereafter.
      • Unofficial Transcripts: Upload a copy if you have them
      • Personal Statement & Achievement sections: SKIP – not needed
    • Final Steps
      • Tuition Classifications – Complete the Residency Classification information
      • General Data Protection Regulation – Select ‘No’ (Unless you are physically in the European Union when you apply)
      • Request an Application Fee Waiver –

Update (July 14, 2023) – We are now able to offer an application fee waiver for all our Post Bac applicants for Spring 2024 admissions! Choose ‘other’ and write in the code: UHM COE PB2024. Submit and wait for confirmation of approval prior to fully submitting the application.

      • Final Step: Verify everything is correct by checking ‘Yes’

Once you finish submitting your UH application, please send official transcripts if you received your bachelor’s degree or higher from a non-UH institution. If you received your degree from a University of Hawaiʻi System institution (i.e., UHM, UHH, UHWO, or any Hawaii Community College) you do not need to send any official transcripts.

graduation cap iconTranscripts
Official transcripts must be submitted directly from your college or university to UH Mānoa. You are required to submit transcripts from the institution you received your bachelor’s degree from and any additional institutions you attended thereafter. Unofficial, faxed, hand-carried, or student copies of academic documents will not be accepted as official transcripts. 
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Send transcripts to:
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Office of Admissions
2600 Campus Road, Room 001
Honolulu, HI 96822-2385

If submitting official electronic transcripts, please send them to: