Adding Special Education to an existing Hawaii State Teaching License

How to Apply Instructions


Jan. 2023 Update: This program will only be admitting new candidates each Spring semester in alignment with the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education program. Applications will open in May for the Spring 2024 semester start. Deadline to apply will be October 1, 2023. 

  • Spring Start: Application Deadline – October 1

How to Apply

Go to

  • Degree: College Certificate
  • Program: Special Education Add-a-Teaching-Field
  • Select Program Options
    • Verify everything is correct:
      • < Choose Starting Semester>
      • College Certificate
      • Special Education
      • < Choose Specialization: Mild/Moderate or Severe/Autism >
      • Online/Hybrid
      • < Choose Island >
  • Complete Admission Checklist
    • Apply to Outreach College.
      • Use: as the recipient for the UH file drop.
      • Note. The Special Education Add-a-Teaching-Field program is in the process of being declared an official Post Baccalaureate Certificate program. Once final approvals are received, all add-a-field candidates would need to submit an official UHM system application, which includes a $70 application fee and submission of official transcripts. Upon graduation, candidates would then earn a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education for this series of coursework. More information will be shared with all admitted candidates and applicants once approvals are finalized. For now, submit applications using the steps listed on the website.
    • Cumulative GPA (Minimum = 2.5)
    • Submitted Transcripts
      • Upload unofficial copy of your transcripts (most recent degree). Save official transcripts for when approvals are received and you need to submit the official UHM application as well.
    • HTSB License: Upload copy
    • Prior Post-Secondary Program Enrollment
      • Confirm if you have ever been dismissed from a prior program

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact