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HTSB Memo Hawaiian Fields

Last updated on January 10, 2020 11:28 am
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To: Licensees and Applicants From: HTSB Subject: Hawaiian Fields The purpose of this memo is to provide clarification to licensees and applicants, regarding the process of becoming licensed in Hawaiian Fields.
HTSB Hawaiian License Fields:
  • Hawaiian Knowledge P-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, P-12, K-12
  • Hawaiian Language P-3, K-6, 6-12, P-12, K-12
  • Hawaiian Language Immersion P-3, K-6, 6-12, P-12, K-12
  • Kaiaʻōlelo-Kaiapuni Hawaiʻi P-3, K-6, 6-12, P-12, K-12
  • Hawaiian Studies P-3, K-6, 6-12, P-12, K-12
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Approved Preparation Programs with “Hawaiian Fields”:
  • Kahoʻiwai (808-594-8617)
  • University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo (808-932-7103)
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa (808-956-7915)
  • Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikolani College of Hawaiian Language (808-932-7411)
After July 1, 2022: The initial license field of Hawaiian Language Immersion will no longer be issued. The license field has been renamed to Kaiaʻōlelo-Kaiapuni Hawaiʻi. Additionally, initial licensure in the separate fields of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies will no longer be issued. Instead, these two fields will be issued as a blend of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies with the license field name Hawaiian Knowledge. To add a teaching field to an existing valid and active Hawaii teaching license (including school counselor or librarian), the candidate must verify how they have completed the content knowledge and required experience. Provide verification of one of the content knowledge options and one of the experience options before the application can be evaluated. Please note that documentation is not needed for verifying Hawaii public school teaching experience (HTSB already has access to that database).