College of Education
The college offers the bachelor of education (BEd) degree in elementary education (with early childhood, Hawaiian education, and special education options available) and in secondary education (with a Hawaiian Education and 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 Institute for Teacher Education section of the Catalog. For program requirements for the BS in KLS, see the kinesiology and leisure science section of the Catalog. Programs are offered State-wide, as well as at UH Manoa.
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:
Admission requirements are subject to change. Call the Office of Student Academic Services for updated information.
Qualified students who are off-island during the semester of application may be granted a telephone interview.
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/C-PPST may request reconsideration. In addition, students must show strong evidence of future potential in the field and a strong record of recent scholarship.
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 student teaching (teaching residency). Students’ progress
in teacher education programs will be evaluated at several points throughout
The deadline is March 1 for fall admission; September 1 for spring admission. Elementary undergraduate majors apply only for fall admission–March 1. Deadlines are subject to change. Call the Office of Student Academic Services for updated information.
Note: The second language requirement for the College of Education’s BEd programs (elementary and secondary education) and the BS program is waived for students admitted into these programs effective Fall 2003.
The College of Education plans, arranges, and supervises student teaching
experiences at the elementary and secondary levels in public and private
schools within the state of Hawai‘i. Since student teaching is a
full-time experience, students may not register concurrently for other
courses or undertake employment during school hours.
Students should check with their academic adviser concerning specific requirements.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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