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.
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