It’s not an easy job, but it may be the most rewarding job in the world. It’s a profession where heartfelt connections are made, small successes can change lives, and no two days are ever the same. As a special education teacher, your patience, compassion, and creativity turn everyday learning into powerful moments of joy, independence, and self-confidence. Every child needs a champion — someone who believes in them, treats them as equal, and helps them accomplish what others think is impossible. If this sounds like a career for you, we look forward to supporting you on this journey! Upon successful completion of our program, students will be recommended to the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) for initial teacher licensure in their chosen field(s). Many of our programs welcome students from Hawai‘i’s neighbor islands, so please use the “location” drop down to check which programs are available on your island.