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.
- 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)
*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.