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College of Education
Everly Hall 128
Dean: Nathan M. Murata
The College of Education (COE) prepares tomorrow’s teachers, educational leaders, and researchers. COE prepares teachers, administrators, and other education personnel; provides professional development for teachers and other education professionals; disseminates information for understanding educational issues to school and community groups; and conducts basic and applied research related to issues in education. The college is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The college is committed to preparing all educators to work with diverse populations of students, including those with special needs; ensuring that Hawai‘i’s educators are prepared to use technology to enhance instruction and learning; and fostering the skills and abilities of graduates to assume leadership roles in education throughout the state and region.
The College of Education offers three baccalaureate degrees, two post-baccalaureate certificates, ten master’s degrees, six graduate certificates, and four doctoral degrees. State approved teacher education programs (SATEP), leading to initial teacher licensure, are offered at the baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, and master’s levels. Many COE programs are offered through distance education, including interactive video, web-based, and hybrid formats. For more information, contact individual departments or visit the COE website at www.coe.hawaii.edu.
Vision and Mission
The College of Education envisions a community of educators who provide innovative research, teaching, and leadership in an effort to further the field of education and prepare professionals to contribute to a just, diverse, and democratic society, and enhance the well-being of the Native Hawaiian people and others across the Pacific Basin through education. Our vision guides the direction and work of the college in and beyond Hawai‘i and is informed by a sense of purpose and a sense of place.
Our mission is to collaborate as a professional community in three primary areas of responsibility or kuleana:
The College of Education’s philosophy of responsibility is reflected in our purposes, which are to promote excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; encourage life-long learning; and develop educational leadership at all levels
The College of Education holds the following national accreditations:
Degrees and Certificates/Licenses
Bachelor’s Degrees: BEd in elementary education (with early childhood, multi-lingual learner, and exceptional students dual preparation options available), BEd in secondary education by academic major, and BS in kinesiology and rehabilitation science, physical education or health and exercise science.
Master’s Degrees: MEd in curriculum studies, MEd in early childhood education, MEd in educational administration, MEd in educational foundations, MEd in educational psychology, MEd in learning design and technology, MEd in special education, MEdT in teaching, MS in Athletic Training (professional), MS in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science with options in physical activity, adapted physical activity, and rehabilitation counselor education.
Doctoral Degrees: PhD in education (with specializations in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational foundations, educational policy studies, exceptionalities, global and international education, and kinesiology), PhD in educational psychology, PhD in learning design and technology, and EdD in professional educational practice.
Certificates: PBCSE (post-baccalaureate certificate in secondary education), PBSPED (post-baccalaureate certificate in special education), and graduate certificates in Disability and Diversity Studies, Ethnomathematics, Learning Design and Technologies for Teachers (TeachTech), Online Learning Design and Technology (COLT), Literacy Leader, and Teacher Leader.
BEd Elementary Education, Dual Teacher Preparation Programs in Elementary/Exceptional Students, Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood/Special Education, Elementary/Multi-Lingual Learner Education; Secondary Education; BS in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science with specializations in health and exercise science, and in health and physical education; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education; and Master of Education in Teaching
Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS)
BS in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
Contact the departmental offices of the graduate field of study in the College of Education or Adam Tanners, Graduate Information Officer, at email@example.com or (808) 956-3912.
The college offers the bachelor of education (BEd) degree in elementary education (with early childhood, multi-lingual learner, and exceptional students dual preparation available), in secondary education by academic major, and the bachelor of science (BS) degree in kinesiology and rehabilitation science (KRS) with tracks in health and exercise science, and in health and physical education. Specific degree requirements for these undergraduate programs and General Education Requirements are available in the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS), Everly Hall 126 or on the web. For program requirements for the BEd, see the Institute for Teacher Education section of the Catalog. For program requirements for the BS in KRS, see the Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science section of the Catalog. The BEd in Elementary Education is offered on campus at UH Manoa and statewide through distance education.
Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate Majors
Students applying for admission to the bachelor of education (BEd) and the bachelor of science (BS) programs must meet all UH Manoa admission requirements and complete the COE Makalei Online Application. Majors should follow specific General Education Requirements listed on their program sheets. Please consult an academic advisor. During the admission process, applicants will be 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 may be evaluated on the basis of past experience and current interaction with college personnel.
To declare a major, see makalei.coe.hawaii.edu/student. Admission requirements are subject to change. Call OSAS for updated information.
Additional Requirements for Licensure Track/State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEPs)
The college offers licensure track/State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEPs) that qualify program completers to apply for licensure with the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB). The college also offers a prelicensure track for students who wish to declare an education major. However, participation in the prelicensure track does not guarantee admission to a SATEP. Students pursuing a teaching license also must meet the following criteria or those in effect due to HTSB actions at the time of application:
Admission requirements are subject to change. Call OSAS for updated information.
Applicants should be aware that admission to a SATEP does not guarantee admission to clinical placements, including practicum, student teaching, internship, or teaching residency. Students’ progress in state approved teacher education programs will be evaluated at transition points throughout the program.
Also required for clinical placement:
The HTSB requires passage of the appropriate content test or other options approved by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (www.htsb.org) prior to student teaching, internship, or teaching residency.
Requests for Reconsideration of Negative Admissions Decisions
Students who are denied admission to a College of Education degree program or SATEP may request reconsideration of their application from the Director of OSAS. See an OSAS academic advisor for more information.
In addition, students must show strong evidence of future potential in the field and a strong record of recent scholarship.
Application Procedures and Deadlines
Application for degree programs follows UH Manoa deadlines. For SATEP application, priority deadline is February 1, and final deadline is March 1 for fall admission; priority deadline is September 1, and final deadline is October 1 for spring admission. Be aware that not every program admits every semester. Deadlines are subject to change. Call OSAS for updated information.
All students in the BEd and BS programs should complete the online Student Teaching Application in Makalei and make an appointment for a graduation check with an academic advisor by the September 15 graduation deadline for Spring graduation, and by the February 15 deadline for Fall graduation. No late applications will be accepted.
SATEP participants should check with an advisor to ensure compliance with all completion requirements. OSAS will not recommend candidates to the HTSB for licensure until all requirements are satisfied.
Field and Clinical Experiences
The College of Education plans, arranges, and supervises all required field and clinical experiences, including student teaching, at the elementary and secondary levels in public and private schools. Since student teaching is a full-time experience, students may not register concurrently for other courses and are strongly advised not to undertake employment during any required student teaching. Check with the advisors for additional prerequisites related to classified status, course completion, grade requirements, GPA requirements, content knowledge verification, and required forms before registering for student teaching. Please be aware of deadlines, particularly those after which no late applications will be accepted.
Those undertaking field and clinical experiences, including student teaching or teaching residency as part of a SATEP, must have met the following prerequisites:
There is typically no student teaching or teaching residency during the summer session.
The HTSB requires passage of the content examination or other options approved by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (www.htsb.org) for demonstrating content knowledge prior to student teaching.
Minor in Education
The College of Education offers a Minor in Education (MIE) to non-education majors. The MIE will provide undergraduate students with a unique learning opportunity to examine and participate in the field of education, without the need to be enrolled in a College of Education program. The MIE is tailored to all classified students who are interested in education as a second discipline of specialization that will complement their major studies as well as those who want to explore education as a viable career option as they work to complete their bachelor's degree.
Requirements for the MIE are as follows. Applicants must:
Courses taken for the MIE are not permitted to double count for credits towards General Education and Major requirements. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Academic Services in Everly 126; (808) 956-7915; firstname.lastname@example.org; coe.hawaii.edu/admisssions-advising/advising-osas.
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