Teach in HAWAII
iteachHAWAII is an innovative online alternative teacher certification program that offers an affordable and flexible path to your fulfilling teaching career.
Online Teacher Certification Program
Each state has unique requirements for teacher certification. At iteach, we assist our students in meeting the requirements for their state and prepare them to excel in the classroom.
Who Can Do It
If you have a bachelor’s degree and a passion for teaching, alternative teacher certification may be for you.
iteach’s innovative online format allows you to complete coursework anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
Candidates can defer payment for the program until after completion and start paying when they are hired as a teacher. Getting started is simple and affordable.
How Our Teacher Certification Process Works
Every student needs a great teacher. You can be that great teacher, and we can help. Apply for free at any time and begin when you are ready. Within a few weeks from enrollment, you can be in the classroom teaching.
The first step is to complete the on application and submit the application documents to the iteachHAWAII office.
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.
iteachHAWAII 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 iteachHAWAII, you can earn a Standard 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 iteachHAWAII program.
Test numbers are subject to change, you can find current test numbers on the ETS website (CLICK HERE).
- 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) [Test #5354]
- TESOL (PK-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, K-12)
*If you are interested in getting certified in an area not listed here, iteachHAWAII may still be able to assist you in getting certified in accord with this Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Policy 08-58 that allows State Approved Teacher Education Secondary Program to recommend a teacher candidate for a licensure in fields others than the specific approved license areas in their Secondary Program(s):
The candidate must satisfactorily compete a field experience in the license field;
The candidate must pass the Praxis II subject area examination validated for Hawaii in the license field(s) being pursued. For test information visit https://www.ets.org/praxis/hi/requirements
- EDTC 5000 – Professional Learning and the Path to Certification
- EDTC 5100 – Learning Environment
- EDTC 5200 – Learner Development
- EDTC 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
- EDTC 5400 – Literacy and 21stCentury Instruction
- EDTC 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
- EDTC 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
- Field Experience Course
- EDTC 5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience
- EDTC 5800 – Comprehensive Program Review
Upon enrollment into the program and completion of EDTC 5000 and EDTC 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 (EDTC5000 and EDTC5100).
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 iteachHAWAII 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.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
You may apply at any time; iteachHAWAII does not have any application deadlines.
DO I HAVE TO REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS OR DOES ITEACHHAWAII REQUEST THEM FOR ME?
It is your responsibility to request that your transcripts be sent to iteachHAWAII; iteachHAWAII does not request transcripts on your behalf. If you already have official transcripts, you may mail them directly to iteachHAWAII. Send transcripts to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE DO I MAIL MY TRANSCRIPTS?
Mail your transcripts and other application materials to:
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202
WHAT IF MY GRADUATING GPA IS LESS THAN 2.5?
To enroll in the iteachHAWAII 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.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The total program cost is $5,000.
HOW MUCH DO I PAY TO GET STARTED?
$500.00; you can begin the iteachHAWAII program with a $50 Evaluation Fee and an $450 Program Access Fee. All other fees ($4,500) are deferred, interest-free, until you begin a full-time job as a teacher of record.
CAN I USE FINANCIAL AID?
No, iteachHAWAII is not an institution of higher education. Therefore, the program does not qualify for financial aid.
DOES ITEACHHAWAII PLACE ME IN A TEACHING JOB?
No. Teacher hiring decisions are made by school principals and district administrators. Therefore, no teacher certification program, including iteachHAWAII, can guarantee you a teaching position.
iteachHAWAII does provide you with a Intent to Hire document to prospective employers that you are eligible for a Conditional License; 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.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?
You must complete your instructional coursework within six months. The whole iteachHAWAII 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 iteachHAWAII.
HOW DO I LOGIN?
Please click on the Login button at the top right corner of the page, or click here.LOGIN
Just $450 to Get Started!
We have the lowest upfront cost of any program in the state and deferred costs. That’s right, your total upfront cost is only $450 and the rest you pay later. With our deferred fee structure, we succeed when you succeed. How great is that!
TOTAL COST OF PROGRAM
TO GET STARTED
ENROLLMENT FEE (*Due prior to beginning online instruction)
TOTAL TO START TODAY
COURSEWORK FEE – This fee can be paid at any time including during the Field Experience.
FIELD EXPERIENCE FEE
TOTAL DEFERRED FEES