Degrees and Certificates
Bachelor's Degrees: BEd in elementary education, BEd in secondary education, BS in kinesiology and leisure science. Baccalaureate students who choose an elementary education major will enroll for a second baccalaureate degree
Master's Degrees: MEd in counseling and guidance, MEd in educational administration, MEd in educational foundations, MEd in educational psychology, MEd in educational technology, MEd in elementary education, MEd in secondary education, MEd in special education, MEdT in teaching, and an MS degree in kinesiology and leisure science.
Doctoral Degrees: PhD in Education (with specialization in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational foundations, educational policy studies or exceptionalities) PhD in educational psychology
Certificates: PBCSE (post-baccalaureate certificate in secondary education) PBCSE/SPED (post-baccalaureate certificate in secondary and special education), and PBCSPED (post-baccalaureate certificate in special education).
Certifications: school counseling, rehabilitation counseling; dual teacher preparation in elementary/special education, secondary/special education, and elementary education/early childhood
BEd, Dual Teacher Preparation in Elementary/Special Education, Secondary/Special Education, and Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Office of Student Academic Services
Wist Annex 2-126
1776 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7849
Fax: (808) 956-4271
BS in Kinesiology and Leisure Science
Department of KLS
Physical Education/Athletics 231
1337 Lower Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7606
Fax: (808) 956-7976
Contact the departmental offices of graduate fields of study in the College of Education.
The college offers the bachelor of education (BEd) degree in elementary education (with early childhood and special education options available) and in secondary education (with a special education option available) and the bachelor of science (BS) degree in kinesiology and leisure science. Specific degree requirements for these undergraduate programs, including copies of the General Education Core requirements specified for education majors, are available in the Office of Student Academic Services, Wist Annex 2-126. For program requirements for the BEd, see the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies section of the Catalog. For program requirements for the BS in KLS, see the kinesiology and leisure science section of the Catalog.
Students applying to the elementary program may be admitted with a minimum of 36 credit hours completed by the end of the semester in which they are applying.
Students applying for admission to the bachelor of education program must have achieved upper division status by completing a minimum of 55 credit hours from an accredited college. BS majors in KLS follow specific General Education Core requirements listed on their program sheet. Students must also meet the following criteria:
1. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 at each postsecondary institution attended.
2. For secondary education majors, GPA of 2.75 additionally in the content major.
3. Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or Computer Based Academic Skills Assessments (CBT): minimal state passing scores in reading, writing, and mathematics subtests.
4. Personal interview to assess fluency and intelligibility in oral communication, prior related field experiences, interest and motivation in the field, and suitability to the profession.
5. Completion of pre-education core requirements (i.e., General Education Core requirements specified for education majors).
6. Documented current active involvement with school-age children at the grade level of most interest in future teaching. Preferably, students will have had a variety of field experiences with both elementary and secondary level children.
7. Original TB certificate clearance as required by state Department of Education school regulations. Contact the Department of Health for more information.
8. Liability insurance.
Admission requirements are subject to change. Call the Office of Student Academic Services for updated information.
Exceptionally well-qualified students who are off-island during the semester of application may be admitted on a provisional basis pending the satisfactory completion of the personal interview. The provisional restriction must be removed immediately upon arrival at the
Manoa campus and no later than the first day of regular registration.
Students who are denied admission to the College of Education may request reconsideration of their application from the assistant dean for student academic services. However, only students who have achieved a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 and who attain the minimum qualifying passing score on the PPST/CBT may request reconsideration. In addition, students must show strong evidence of future potential in the field and a strong record of recent scholarship. Students from underrepresented groups in the state of Hawai'i may be admitted under affirmative action guidelines.
During the admission process, applicants may be referred to, reviewed by, or interviewed by appropriate faculty members regarding their qualifications and potential as educators. The behavior of applicants should reflect high ethical and professional standards at all times. Behavior will be evaluated on the basis of past experience and current interaction with college personnel.
Applicants should be aware that admission to the college does not guarantee admission to residency (formerly known as student teaching). Students' progress in teacher education programs will be evaluated at several points throughout the program.