Prerequisite Coursework in Hawaii
All states require that prospective teachers have at least a Bachelor’s degree and complete a state-approved teacher preparation program to receive certification. Some states also have specific course and credit-hour requirements. Hawaii does not list specific course or credit hour requirements, but every college or university teacher preparation program will have requirements of its own. Contact your teacher preparation program or the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board for more information.
Hawaii Teacher Certification Programs
To earn your teaching credential you will have to complete the appropriate amount of undergraduate coursework and standardized tests, as well as an accredited certification program. A list of accredited teacher preparation programs in Hawaii can be found on the HTSB website.
Required Tests for Hawaii
You can learn more about the Praxis exams by visiting Teach.coms’ Ultimate Guide to the Praxis Exams and read more about teacher certification tests on Teach.com.
Initial Teaching Certifications
To earn your Hawaii teaching credential you will have to complete the appropriate amount of undergraduate coursework and standardized tests, as well as an accredited certification program. Learn more about getting your Teaching Credential in Hawaii on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website.
Hawaii issues three types of licenses. The Provisional License, issued to graduates of Hawaii State Approved Teacher Education Programs, and is a 3-year nonrenewable license.The Standard License is available to approved applicants with valid teaching licenses or degrees from another state or with teaching experience outside Hawaii and have taught 3 of the previous 5 years. The Advanced License is available to teachers who have either completed a graduate degree or received a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certificate and have taught 5 of the previous 8 years.
Learn more about getting your teaching credential on Teach.com.