Institute for Teacher Education
Institute for Teacher Education
Everly Hall 223 (Elementary) and 226 (Secondary)
*D. Grace, EdD (Elementary Director)—language, literacy, media
studies, early childhood
from EDCS, EDEP, EDEF, ETEC, KRS, SPED
Degrees, Certificates, and Certifications Offered: BEd in elementary education, BEd in secondary education, Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT), Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education (PBCSE)
The Academic Program
The Institute for Teacher Education (ITE) offers undergraduate degrees in elementary and secondary education (BEd), a post-baccalaureate degree in secondary education (PBCSE), and advanced degrees in teaching (MEdT). Elementary BEd students may enroll in dual certification programs, which earn them elementary and special education licensure, or elementary and early childhood (PK-3) licensure. All programs focus on the educational needs of children and adolescents, teaching, learning, and curriculum. The students at UH Manoa are ethnically diverse as are the students in Hawai‘i’s school system. Students in ITE programs, therefore, learn and teach in a unique multicultural environment.
All students are required to own laptops for their teacher preparation courses. The heavy emphasis on the integration of technology into coursework and fieldwork reflects innovations in education. To learn more about this requirement, financial aid options for covering the cost, and whether the laptop students may now own meet requirements for the program, please refer to students.coe.hawaii.edu.
The undergraduate teacher education major program includes a strong liberal arts foundation, professional education courses, academic subject preparation, field experience, and student teaching. Classified status in the College of Education is necessary for registration in most required teacher education courses. Program sheets listing the specific requirements for the elementary and secondary BEd programs are available in the College of Education’s Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) or online at students.coe.hawaii.edu/advising. Students must fulfill all program requirements in effect for the semester in which they are admitted into the college.
The elementary education program qualifies graduates to teach in elementary school (K-6). Requirements include completion of the General Education Core specified for education majors, elementary emphasis and methods courses in elementary education, field experience, and student teaching, for a minimum of 124 credit hours. Upon admission, students are assigned to cohorts and enroll in a set sequence of courses over four semesters. The traditional day program requires full-time enrollment. The elementary BEd also offers a statewide distance learning program and a part-time evening program for dual preparation majors on Oahu. Elementary/Special Education preparation qualifies graduates to teach in elementary school (K-6) and to work in special education settings. Elementary/Early preparation qualifies graduates to teach in elementary school (K-6) and PK-3 settings. BEd requirements include completion of the General Education Core specified for education majors, the early childhood sequence of courses, elementary emphasis and methods courses in elementary education, field experience, and student teaching in an elementary school. Elementary/special education preparation qualifies graduates to teach in elementary school (K-6) and to work in special education settings. Elementary/early preparation qualifies graduates to teach in elementary school (K-6) and PK-3 settings. BEd requirements include completion of the General Education Core specified for education majors, the special education sequence of courses, elementary emphasis and methods courses in elementary education, field experience, and student teaching in an elementary school.
The secondary education program qualifies graduates to teach in grades 7-12. Requirements include completion of the General Education Core specified for education majors, a major in a teaching field, foundations and methods courses in secondary education, and student teaching, for a minimum of 124 credit hours.
The College of Education offers secondary teaching majors in the following fields: career and technical education (agriculture, family and consumer sciences, industrial arts, marketing, office education, and trades industry), English, languages (Chinese, French, German, Hawaiian, Ilokano/Filipino, Latin, Japanese, Russian, Spanish), mathematics, music, physical education, science (biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, general science, and physical science), social studies (with concentrations in American studies, anthropology, economics, geography, Hawaiian studies, history, political science, psychology, or sociology).
Basic Requirements for all Secondary Education Majors
All secondary education courses are offered in sequence. All secondary majors must take ITE 401 Introduction to Teaching the first semester in the program, and ITE 440 Curriculum Implications of Multicultural Education prior to taking methods or field work courses.
Special Requirements for Certain Secondary Education Majors
Agriculture education majors may enroll in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences or the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources their freshman and sophomore years. Students then transfer to the College of Education for the BEd program. Agriculture education majors must meet regular entrance requirements to the college.
Family and consumer science majors generally enroll in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources or community college their freshman and sophomore years. They transfer to the College of Education at the end of the sophomore year to complete their program of studies for the bachelor of education degree. Their major field courses are taken in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences and/or community college. Career, technology, and technical majors complete a coordinated program between the College of Education and the UH Community Colleges to prepare teachers for work in intermediate and high schools, credit for work experience may be awarded to qualified individuals. Since technical courses are offered only at the community colleges, students may either enroll concurrently at UH Manoa for General Education Core courses and at a community college for technical courses, or they may enroll at a community college for both the General Education Core and technical courses during their freshman and sophomore years and then transfer to the College of Education for professional education courses in the junior and senior years. Music education majors complete a coordinated program offered in conjunction with the Department of Music to prepare teachers for grades K-12. Prospective music education majors should see the chair of the music education committee in the Department of Music during their first semester. Physical education majors must complete the General Education Core specified for education majors, the professional education required courses, and the academic major and related courses. In addition, the student must show skill and knowledge proficiency in 14 sports or activities appropriate to grades 7-12. Interested students should see an advisor in the KRS department prior to their first year of registration.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education (PBCSE)
The PBCSE is a post-baccalaureate certificate program for the preparation of secondary school teachers (grades 7-12). It is designed for students who possess a BA or BS degree and wish to obtain initial basic teacher certification. Students admitted to the PBCSE will have completed an academic major appropriate to their proposed teaching subject. The PBCSE offers a cohesive, field-based experience that encourages students to integrate educational theory and practice in cooperating secondary schools. The program consists of interrelated courses totaling 36 credits. Students who complete this initial teacher licensure program are encouraged to continue their professional growth. They may be able to apply up to 12 course credits from the PBCSE to a master’s degree program. Students must negotiate course transfer at the time of application. The PBCSE program is offered statewide, as well as at UH Manoa.
All applicants to the PBCSE program will be evaluated competitively and considered for admission on the basis of a profile composed of the following criteria:
Admission requirements are subject to change. Call the Office of Student Academic Services for updated information.
The Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) Program is a two-year initial licensure program whose applicants seek to earn a teaching license at the elementary (K-6) or secondary levels (7-12) and engage in a program of research and inquiry consistent with a graduate degree. At the secondary level the program only accepts candidates interested in teaching English (Language Arts), Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Successful completion of the program results in both a recommendation to the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board for licensure and for a Master’s Degree from the College of Education.
MEdT candidates are admitted in groups of approximately 25 students who work and learn together as a cohort. Across the four semesters students complete university coursework and engage in research, teaching, and learning while fully immersed in K-12 school-based field settings under the guidance of university faculty and public school mentors. Candidates are assigned a field placement each semester by their cohort coordinators. The field work becomes progressively more involved each semester. At this time the program is offered full-time, in a face-to-face format (not online), and is available only on O‘ahu.
Admission requirements include: Approval of the Graduate Division at
UH Manoa; minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; and submission of passing
Praxis Scores. The GRE is not required. Applicants can contact the Office
of Student Academic Services of the College of Education (956-7915) for
more details on the program and the application process.
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