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HTSB Memo Special Education Fields

Last updated on January 10, 2020 11:35 am
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To: Licensees and Applicants From: HTSB Subject: Special Education (SPED) Fields
The purpose of this memo is to provide clarification to licensees and applicants, regarding the process of becoming licensed in Special Education Fields. HTSB Special Education (SPED) License Fields: Special Education (SPED), SPED Blind/Visually Impaired, SPED Deaf/Hard of Hearing, SPED Mild/Moderate, SPED Orientation and Mobility, SPED Orthopedically Handicapped, SPED Severe/Profound
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Approved Preparation Programs with “Special Education Fields”:
  • Brigham Young University Hawaii (808-675-3211)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (808-735-4711)
  • iTeach Hawaii (877-348-3224)
  • Leeward Community College (808-455-0480)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (808-956-7915)
  • University of Hawaii West Oahu (808-689-2339)
To add a teaching field to an existing valid and active Hawaii teaching license (including school counselor or librarian), the candidate must provide verification of one content knowledge option and one experience option 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).
…Please note that licensure tests are only one of the options that can be used to verify “Content Knowledge”
HTSB Special Education License Fields Grade Level Options HTSB Approved Licensure Tests
 Special Education (SPED) P-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, P-12, K-12 Praxis 5354
SPED Blind/Visually Impaired P-3, K-12 Praxis 5282
SPED Deaf/Hard of Hearing P-3, P-12, K-12 Praxis 5272
SPED Mild/Moderate P-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, P-12, K-12 Praxis 5543
SPED Orientation and Mobility P-3, P-12, K-12
SPED Orthopedically Handicapped P-3, P-12, K-12
SPED Severe/Profound P-3, K-6, 6-8, 6-12, P-12, K-12