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Hawaii Alternative Teacher Certification

Hawaii Teacher Certification in Three Simple Steps

We understand that you are busy, and traditional education can be expensive, so iteach created an alternative teaching certification program that allows you to complete your coursework on your own schedule at an affordable price. Our accredited program has certified over 17,000 teachers and prepared them for the classroom. You could be next!

1. APPLY ONLINE

You can get started today by completing an online application in as little as 10 minutes. It’s free to apply and once you are accepted, it’s just $99 to enroll!

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2. TRAIN

 Start your training and be qualified to teach in as few as six weeks. Continue your coursework while teaching with full pay with your Emergency Hire Permit.

3. TEACH

Imagine a rewarding career as a teacher impacting the lives of your students! iteach is trusted and respected by school districts and prepares you to be confident in the classroom.

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Hawaii Teacher Certification Guide

At iteach, our goal is to make teacher certification as simple as possible for you. There are several steps you must take to get your certification. With this guide, we hope to simplify the process on your journey to success. Enter your name and email to get the guide now.

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Ready to Get Started?

Review program admissions requirements and apply online. It is free to apply and, once all of your materials are submitted, we’ll let you know if you are accepted within three to five business days.

Application

The first step is to complete the on application and submit the application documents to the iteach Hawaii office.

Enrollment

Once you have applied and submitted the required admission documents, you may enroll in the program. You are immediately provided access to your first online course.

iteach Hawaii offers seven online instructional courses that are designed to prepare you to be an excellent classroom teacher. The courses are self-paced; you can login to complete them at any time, from anywhere.

The courses are written by experienced education experts and are designed to be teacher-friendly and practical. Each course is taken in sequence; you cannot begin your next course until your current one is complete.

Through iteach Hawaii, you can earn a Provisional Teaching License in the following areas. You must pass a content test (Praxis II) in at least one of the following areas prior to applying to the iteach Hawaii program.

Test numbers are subject to change, you can find current test numbers on the ETS website.

  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Science (6-12)
  • World Languages (K-12)
  • Physical Education (K-6, 6-12, K-12)
  • Health (K-6, 6-12, K-12)
  • Special Education (PK-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12, P-12)
  • TESOL (PK-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12)

Instructional Courses

  • TCHI 5000 – Professional Learning and the Path to Certification
  • TCHI 5100 – Learning Environment
  • TCHI 5200 – Learner Development
  • TCHI 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
  • TCHI 5400 – Literacy and 21stCentury Instruction
  • TCHI 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
  • TCHI 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
  • Field Experience Course
  • TCHI 5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience

Upon enrollment into the program and completion of TCHI 5000 and TCHI 5100, you are eligible to apply, interview and be hired!

Once hired, you will complete a one-year (two semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field (the area in which you passed Praxis). In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FIELD EXPERIENCE

You must secure your own internship position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to complete 80 hours of instruction (TCHI 5000 and TCHI 5100).

You may obtain a job placement in any school district or Hawaii Department of Education recognized private school

SUPERVISION DURING FIELD EXPERIENCE

During the field experience placement you will be assigned an iteach Hawaii field supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.

Online Teacher Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about online teacher certification in Hawaii? You’re not alone. We have compiled a list of helpful questions and answers to help you find the information you need quickly. Feel free to contact us if you still need help answering your questions.

Application Process

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

You may apply at any time; iteach Hawaii does not have any application deadlines.

DO I HAVE TO REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS OR DOES ITEACH HAWAII REQUEST THEM FOR ME?

It is your responsibility to request that your transcripts be sent to iteach Hawaii; iteach Hawaii does not request transcripts on your behalf. If you already have official transcripts, you may mail them directly to iteach Hawaii. Send transcripts to:

iteach Hawaii
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202

You may also upload a secure official electronic version of your transcripts, if the transcripts have been verified through a service such eScrip- Safe, Parchment Exchange, Credential Solutions and/or National Student Clearinghouse. iteach will not accept unofficial transcripts, which includes a scan or a photocopy of a transcript.

Your university may email official electronic transcripts to admissions@iteach.net.

WHERE DO I MAIL MY TRANSCRIPTS?

Mail your transcripts and other application materials to:
iteach Hawaii
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202

WHAT IF MY GRADUATING GPA IS LESS THAN 2.5?

To enroll in the iteach Hawaii program, you must have a minimum graduating GPA of 2.5 or a GPA of 2.5 in your last 60 hours of college coursework. If you are unsure whether you meet this requirement, you can evaluate your GPA using our GPA calculator tool.

Graduate courses taken at an accredited college or university may be included in your calculation for your GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework.

If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, you will need to take additional undergraduate or graduate coursework in order to improve your GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework.

Program Cost

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

The total program cost is $4250.

HOW MUCH DO I PAY TO GET STARTED?

You can begin the iteach Hawaii program with $0 to apply and a $99 enrollment fee after accepted. All other fees are deferred, interest-free, until you begin a full-time job as a teacher of record.

After enrollment, you pay $99 a month while you are taking your coursework. Once you begin your two-semester field experience your payments will increase. We take the balance of your account and divide it into 8-10 equal interest-free monthly payments during your field experience.

CAN I USE FINANCIAL AID?

No, iteach Hawaii is not an institution of higher education. Therefore, the program does not qualify for financial aid.

Field Experience

DOES ITEACH HAWAII PLACE ME IN A TEACHING JOB?

No. Teacher hiring decisions are made by school principals and district administrators. Therefore, no teacher certification program, including iteach Hawaii, can guarantee you a teaching position.

iteach Hawaii does provide you with an Intent to Hire document to prospective employers that you are eligible for an Emergency Hire Permit; this is an essential part of the application process for unlicensed teachers. In addition, we provide information about the school hiring process and notify candidates about teacher openings to give you the best chance of finding a teaching job.

Timeline

HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?

You must complete your instructional coursework by the end of your field experience. The whole iteach Hawaii program is designed to be completed within one school year, but you have two full school years to find a teaching position while enrolled in iteach Hawaii.

Technical Questions

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What People Are Saying…

Libby, a high school teacher from Texas, talks with ABC News about how iteach gave her the chance to transition from a career in performing arts to achieving her dream of teaching dance.

“If I had decided to go back to a college for education, it would have taken me years to finish with multiple student loans and thousands of dollars. iteach was an affordable way to get into the classroom. I love being a teacher. If anyone has ever considered being a teacher, this is a great opportunity for them.” – Libby Claycomb

Simple Payment Plan

Our program is $99 to enroll and $99 a month while you are taking your coursework. Once you begin your two-semester field experience your payments will increase. We take the balance of your account and divide it into 8-10 equal interest-free monthly payments during your field experience.

iteach brings you more value

We have partnered with 240 Tutoring ($480 Value) and the Teaching Channel ($120 value) so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification.

With our program you can begin teaching in a matter of weeks with the support of your supervisor and the iteach team of educators cheering you on to success.

iteach Hawaii Total Cost

$4,250total cost

Application Fee $0
Enrollment Fee $99
Monthly While Enrolled $99
Teaching Channel $0
Test Prep $0