Bachelors Degrees: BEd in elementary
education, BEd in secondary education, BEd in physical education or
health education, BS in kinesiology and leisure science. Baccalaureate
students who choose an elementary education major will enroll for a
second baccalaureate degree (BEd).
Masters 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, and
MEd in special education MEdT
Doctoral Degrees: EdD (with specialization
in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational
foundations, educational policy studies or exceptionalities) PhD in
Certificates: PBCSE (post-baccalaureate
certificate in secondary education) PBCSE/ SPED (post-baccalaureate
certificate in secondary and 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
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 Leisure Science
Department of KLS
Physical Education/Athletics 231
1337 Lower Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7606
Fax: (808) 956-7976
2540 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8544
For additional information, 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
under-graduate 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 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:
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.
1. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 at each postsecondary institution attended.
2. For secondary education majors, GPA of 2.75 additionally in the
3. Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or Computer Based Academic Skills
Assessments (CBT): minimal state passing scores in reading, writing, and
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
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
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 Hawaii 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.
An MS degree in kinesiology and leisure science is
also offered. Contact the Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Science
for more information.
In 1999 the EdD became a PhD in education. The
program requirements have remained the same, even though the degree name
has changed. Contact the College of Education for details on the PhD in