Friday, February 15 2019 10:07 AM

Add a Teaching Field

You must submit an application to add a new license field to your 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.  When you finish your application, click “Submit.”  HTSB licensing staff will evaluate your application, and when approved, you will receive an email to make payment of $25 for each new license field.

Click here for a list of License Fields and Levels

Options for Adding a Field

There are five (5) options for adding new fields.  Click here for an overview of all five options. Click below for a description of each option.
  1. OPTION 1: Complete a State Approved Program in the New Field
  2. OPTION 2: Coursework and Experience or Pedagogy
  3. OPTION 3: Test and Experience or Pedagogy
  4. OPTION 4: NBPTS Certification
  5. OPTION 5: Hawaii Advanced License and Coursework or Test

License Fields that have special requirements

The following have special requirements as added fields to Hawaii licenses.

These teaching fields may only be “added fields:”

  1. Ethnomathematics
  2. Middle Level Generalist
  3. Online Teaching
  4. Teacher Leader
  5. All Career and Technical Education Vocational Fields

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

  1. School Librarian
  2. Reading Specialist
  3. Effective December 31, 2019, Early Childhood Education

These teaching fields have additional options:

Literacy Specialist:

Online Teaching:

STEM:

Teacher Leader