College of Education
The College of Education (COE) prepares teachers, administrators, and other education personnel; provides professional development for teachers and other educational and related professionals; disseminates information for understanding educational issues to school and community groups; and conducts basic and applied research concerning issues in education. The college holds national accreditation 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, to ensuring that Hawai'i's educators are prepared to use technology to enhance instruction and learning, and to fostering the skills and abilities of graduates to assume leadership roles in education in service to the state and region.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) Program who meet licensing requirements may be recommended by the College of Education to the Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board for initial teacher licensure in elementary or secondary education. The BEd in elementary education provides optional additional areas of preparation in early childhood education, Hawaiian education, and special education. State approved teacher education programs in secondary education and special education for post-baccalaureate students are offered. Candidates in the Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) program who meet licensing requirements may be recommended by the college for initial teacher licensure in elementary or secondary areas.
The college offers teacher education and advanced professional development programs statewide. Courses offered through distance programs include interactive video, web-based, and hybrid formats. Most distance programs operate in a cohort system, meaning that students enroll as a group (cohort) and remain in the program together until completion. For more information on distance programs, contact individual departments, or visit the college website at coe.hawaii.edu/academics/online. The college also offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Programs in kinesiology and rehabilitation science, various Master of Education degrees, two PhD degrees, the PhD in Education with seven specializations, and the PhD in educational psychology, and one EdD degree in Professional Educational Practice.
Vision and Mission
The College of Education is a community of educators who provide innovative research, teaching, and leadership in an effort to further the field of education and prepare knowledgeable, effective and caring professionals to contribute to a just, diverse, and democratic society.
The mission drives 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. To achieve this vision, the College of Education has as its mission to work as a just, diverse, and democratic community in three areas:
The college also recognizes its responsibility to enhance the well-being of the Native Hawaiian people, and others across the Pacific Basin, through education.
The College of Education's philosophy is reflected in our purposes: to promote excellence in teaching and scholarship, encourage life-long learning, and develop educational leadership at all levels.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) at the initial preparation and advanced preparation levels. It offers State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEP). Candidates who complete a SATEP qualify for recommendation to the state for Hawai'i teaching licensure. Completion of a SATEP is typically a requirement in other states for meeting licensure or certification requirements. In addition to SATEP, the college also has the Rehabilitation Counseling program, which is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), and the Athletic Training program. Under Athletic Training are the post certificate program, which is accredited by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), and the entry level program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Degrees and Certificates/Licenses
Bachelor's Degrees: BEd in elementary education (with early childhood, Hawaiian education and special education options available), BEd in secondary education, and BS in kinesiology and rehabilitation 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 educational technology, MEd in special education, MEdT in teaching, and a MS degree in kinesiology and rehabilitation science with options in athletic training (entry-level or post-certification), physical education/adapted physical education, and rehabilitation counselor education.
Doctoral Degrees: PhD in education (with specializations in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational foundations, educational policy studies, educational technology, exceptionalities, and kinesiology), a PhD in educational psychology, and an EdD in Professional Education Practice.
Certificates: PBCSE (post-baccalaureate certificate in secondary education), PBCSPED (post-baccalaureate certificate in special education), and Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies.
BEd Elementary Education, Dual Teacher Preparation in Elementary/Special Education, Elementary/Early Childhood Education, and Elementary/Hawaiian Education; Secondary Education; BS in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science; Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education; and Master of Education in Teaching
Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS)
BBS 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.
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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