The Department of Special Education and the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) have partnered together in providing a tuition stipend opportunity for current HIDOE teachers to pursue specialization in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Deaf/HH). This master degree program is offered entirely online through the University of Northern Colorado for Spring 2020 admissions (deadline to apply is November 15, 2019). Stipend funding will cover all tuition costs for a cohort of six Hawaii teachers in return for a 3-year service payback in the HIDOE teaching Deaf/HH students.
Eligibility for Funding:
- Must hold a current Hawaii teaching license in general or special education
- Must currently teach or have access to Deaf/HH students for field experiences and practicum
- Will need to know ASL at a Level 3 proficiency by the final semester of practicum
- Needs written consent from principal/supervisor indicating need to get licensed in Deaf/HH and have access to these students for field experiences and practicum
Eligibility for Master Degree:
- Baccalaureate Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- GPA: 3.0 or better
To learn more, please refer to the funding flyer.