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The College of Education Department of Special Education (SPED) is offering a new Reading Interventionist program in partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Education. Applications are now being accepted for the second cohort, which begins Summer 2023. Funding is available for current special education teachers or district resource teachers who will give a 3-year commitment to teach in a special education setting in a Hawaii public or charter school that focuses on remediation of students with disabilities or at-risk for identification for SPED due to reading deficits.

The Reading Interventionist program is an 18-credit program that is completed in one year (Summer-Fall-Spring). Accessible from any island through online delivery, the program is made up of 4 content courses (12 credits) and 3 clinical practicums (6 credits).

This program will be admitting and funding 25 candidates for Summer 2023. Priority deadline for Summer 2023 admissions is Jan 1, 2023. The final deadline to apply will be Feb. 1, 2023. 


Attend a virtual information session about this program! Faculty and HIDOE representatives will be available to go over eligibility, program design, funding, and service commitment. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to ask any additional questions they may have. Please RSVP to receive the zoom link.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 10am

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Unable to make it? Connect with the SPED Recruitment Specialist at to find out if this program is a good fit for you and ask any additional questions you may have.

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