Courses

The courses are cohorted and provided in a specific sequence spread across four semesters. Coursework is offered at the UH Mānoa campus during the day.  All coursework is designed, reserved, and sequenced specifically for this cohort and can be completed in two years.

In addition, general UHM Focus Requirements (i.e., E, H, O, W) are built into the program and prerequisites to ensure program candidates do not need to take additional coursework to graduate.

Fall I (18 credits)

Coursework
Fieldwork
ESEE 310 (O) (3 cr)
Learner in the Environment I: Social & Cultural Context for Learning
ESEE 350 (4 cr)
Field Experience I: RtI Intervention
ESEE 320 (3 cr)
Assessment I: Foundations of Assessment
ESEE 330 (W) (3 cr)
Planning & Instruction: Introduction to Inclusive Teaching
ESEE 351 (2 cr)
Field Experience I: Rounds
ESEE 340 (W) (3 cr)
Literacy I: Teaching Children to Read in Inclusive Settings (K-3)

Spring I (16 credits)

Coursework Fieldwork
ESEE 311 (E) (3 cr)
Learner in the Environment II: Classroom & Behavior Management
ESEE 352 (3 cr)
Field Experience II + Assistive Technology Lab
ESEE 331 (3 cr)
Planning & Instruction: Science
ESEE 332 (3 cr)
Planning & Instruction: Math
ESEE 341 (W) (3 cr)
Literacy II: Teaching Children to Read in Inclusive Settings (Grades 4-6)

Fall II (16 credits)

Coursework Fieldwork
ESEE 321 (W) (3 cr)
Assessment II: Formal Assessment
ESEE 353 (4 cr)
Field Experience III
ESEE 333 (3 cr)
Planning & Instruction: STEM
ESEE 334 (O) (3 cr)
Planning & Instruction: Integrating Social Studies & the Performing Arts
ESEE 342 (W) (3 cr)
Literacy III: Integrating Writing & Visual Arts

SPRING II (12 credits)

*Student Teaching Fieldwork

ESEE 354C (5 cr)
Student Teaching: General education or inclusion classroom with teacher candidate effect on student learning

ESEE 354S (5 cr)
Student Teaching: General education or inclusion classroom with teacher candidate effect on student behavior

ESEE 355 (2 cr)
Seminar

*Student teaching is full time, Monday – Friday. Candidates must pass Praxis Subject Exam in Special Education prior to starting their student teaching semester.

Fall I (18 credits)

Course Credits
Coursework
ESEE 310 (O)
Learner in the Environment I: Social & Cultural Context for Learning
3
ESEE 320
Assessment I: Foundations of Assessment
3
ESEE 330 (W)
Planning & Instruction: Introduction to Inclusive Teaching
3
ESEE 340 (W)
Literacy I: Teaching Children to Read in Inclusive Settings (K-3)
3
Fieldwork
ESEE 350 
Field Experience I: RtI Intervention
4
ESEE 351 
Field Experience I: Rounds
2

Fall I (18 credits)

Course Credits
Coursework
ESEE 310 (O)
Learner in the Environment I: Social & Cultural Context for Learning
3
ESEE 320
Assessment I: Foundations of Assessment
3
ESEE 330 (W)
Planning & Instruction: Introduction to Inclusive Teaching
3
ESEE 340 (W)
Literacy I: Teaching Children to Read in Inclusive Settings (K-3)
3
Fieldwork
ESEE 350 
Field Experience I: RtI Intervention
4
ESEE 351 
Field Experience I: Rounds
2

Several courses fulfill Focus Requirements for general UHM graduation:

Course + (Focus Requirement) Credits
ITE 312 Introduction to Teaching (W) 3
ITE 313 Principles and Methods of Reading Instruction (W) 3
ITE 314 Principles and Methods of Writing Instruction (W) 3
ITE 320 Instructional & Assessment Methods for Multilingual Learners 3
ITE 322 Social Studies, Elementary (W) 3
ITE 323 Science, Elementary 3
ITE 324 Mathematics I, Elementary 3
ITE 325 Mathematics II, Elementary 3
ITE 326 Visual Arts, Elementary 3
ITE 329 Performing Arts Expression (O) 3
ITE 317 Field Experience, two semesters 6
ITE 390B Student Teaching, semester 4 10
ITE 391B Student Teaching Seminar, semester 4 (W)(E) 2

All the Courses Listed

Coursework in both Health and Physical Education provide the foundation of knowledge that is to be applied across several different types of field experiences (e.g., peer teaching, group teaching, and solo teaching). There are a total of 120 credits (in both General Requirements and Academic Major) needed to graduate. For coursework information, review the program sheet.

Students should follow the University General Education (GE) Core requirements, as outlined in the University catalog and in sequence for program. As part of these requirements, the following classes must be completed, with a minimum grade of C-, to meet specific GE core requirements and KRS Prerequisites before admission into the HPETE program:

  • KRS 113 (DB)
  • PHYS 100/100L or 151/151L (Highly Recommended) [Lecture = DP, Lab = DY)]

Other Tables

Spring Start Deadline Fall Start Deadline
Priority (General) September 1 February 1
Regular (General) October 1 March 1
International Students September 1 January 5

Fall Admit

Year 1
Fall

  • SPED 602
  • SPED 603
Spring

  • SPED 642
  • SPED 614
Semester 3

  • SPED 673
  • SPED 641H
Year 2
Fall

  • SPED 630
  • SPED 632
Spring

  • SPED 671
  • SPED 695
Summer
SPED 641B