Teacher Certification Program
Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Teaching (PBCT)
Educated teachers (Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Hawaiian Studies) who apply technology for learning
Teachers knowledgeable in Hawaiian values and ways of knowing, responsive to multicultural student needs
- Effective communicators who build relationships.
- Reflective practitioners committed to professionalism, ethical behavior and lifelong learning.
Student-focused, pedagogically sound teachers, able to implement a range of teaching, learning, and assessment strategies
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Kaho`iwai’s Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Teaching (PBCT) program is for candidates who seek to work in Hawaiian-focused charter schools and who demonstrate the knowledge skills and values to meet the needs of Native Hawaiian children in education. Students can elect the secondary (6-12) or elementary (K-6) emphasis.
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Teaching is a hybrid program featuring residential, online, and field-based components. Students are required to work with Native Hawaiian ‘Āina-Based community programs throughout the program. Students meet for a residential period and then complete requirements using an online learning system. Students are required to travel (including inter-island flights and vehicle transport) for six residential weekends Friday midday to Sunday pm) to the Islands of Kaua’i, O’ahu, Maui, and Hawai’i. The residential weekends provide knowledge aligning to State requirements of Hawaiian language, culture, and history. The weekend residential include performative assessments, community service tasks, and formal lessons.
The teacher program incorporates five in-residence weekends that supports the development of Hawaiian language, culture, and history. These weekends occur at sites of cultural significance at the start of each term and are conducted on the Islands of O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i and, Hawai’i. Air and ground travel is required and funded by the program.
Students who have not earned a degree in teaching are also required to complete an on-ground Praxis requirement. The praxis requirement is a computer-based test delivered by the Educational Testing Services (ETS) that assesses basic skills and subject area competency in accordance with Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board requirements. It relates to various teaching fields including Math, English, and Science. Graduates without a degree, major, or 30 credit hours in the field they wish to teach must complete praxis requirements as determined by the Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board.
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The two-year 32 quarter credit hour Elementary Program (including 17 credits of field work and clinical experience) aims to graduate elementary (K-6) teachers. As a state approved teacher education program, graduates can apply for licensing upon program completion.
Secondary Education Emphasis
Kaho`iwai delivers a 31.5 quarter credit hour Secondary (6-12) program – a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching. This program aims to graduate secondary (6-12) teachers including: include Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English, and Hawaiian Studies. As a state approved teacher education program, graduates can apply for licensing upon program completion.
Kaho’iwai is a grant-funded institution and does not charge students tuition. All educational services, textbooks, instructional materials, and travel costs are paid through Kaho’iwai’s grant funds. Admitted students are awarded a scholarship that covers all program costs for the duration of their enrollment. Students pay a one-time $50 application fee and a one-time $50 graduation fee. The application and graduation fees are non-refundable. Select a payment option below to submit your fee online.
Teaching Licensure Requirements
Kaho’iwai is an approved Educator Preparation Program in the State of Hawai’i. Graduates of Kaho’iwai may apply to the Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board for a Provisional license to teach in the State of Hawai’i, by registering as a new user and completing the application process online. The process includes confirmation of completion of an approved preparation program, a degree from an accredited institution, verification of State requirements (such as praxis), and fee payment.