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Add a Teaching Field

You must submit an application to add a new license field to your existing Hawaii license. 

Guide for Adding a Teaching Field to an existing Hawaii license. Go to your license record and go to the Licenses/Permits tab.  Click the button that says “Add Teaching Field” and complete the application, saving after each section.  When you finish your application, click “Submit.”  HTSB licensing staff will evaluate your application.
Guide for Adding Hawaiian Licensure Fields (NBI 22-99 adopted April 28, 2023)
Guide for Adding Special Education Licensure Fields

Click here for a list of HTSB-approved License Fields.

License Fields that have special requirements:

Adding a Hawaiian field to your license can be done using the normal add a field procedure outlined in this memo. For those interested in more information about the course HAW 490, please use these links to contact UH-Hilo or UH-Manoa.

These teaching fields may only be “added fields:”

  1. Ethnomathematics
  2. Middle Level Generalist (Only available via SATEP recommendation)
  3. Online Teaching (This can only be added to a Standard or Advanced License NBI 13-33)
  4. Teacher Leader (Revised 3/4/22 – NBI 14-31 linked here)
  5. All Career and Technical Education Vocational Fields

These teaching fields may only be added by completion of a state-approved educator preparation program (SATEP):

  1. School Librarian
  2. Reading Specialist
  3. Early Childhood Education (Revised 11/17/17 NBI 17-06Rev linked here)
  4. School Counselor (Approved 9/17/21 NBI 21-12 linked here

These teaching fields have additional options:

Literacy Specialist:

Online Teaching:


STEM: (Updated 3/4/2022)


Teacher Leader (updated 3/4/22 with NBI 14-31 linked here):

PLEASE NOTE: To continue to add Teacher Leader to a Hawaii license the following job-embedded Teacher Leader experience must be verified at each renewal period. The Hawaii Department of Education, Charter School, or Private School administrator must verify four (4) semesters of successful experience as a Teacher Leader for any of the following experiences: