Hawaii Based Programs:
Hawaiʻi State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEP) provide candidates with multiple ways to demonstrate proficiency in teaching performance prior to program completion and recommendation for licensure. When you contact a program, ask them which of the options below they offer:
- Option A: Completion of traditional student teaching, internship and/or residency as defined in program accreditation requirements.
- Option B: Demonstration of teaching proficiency through a combination of documented satisfactory work experience and observation by the SATEP. Work experience is defined as contracted long-term substitute teaching, serving as a Hawaii Department of Education emergency hire teacher, or working in private or other school settings that do not require licensing.
- Option C: Passing an HTSB approved performance assessment normed for Hawaii in combination with any other requirements determined by the SATEP.
Disclaimer regarding out of state teacher education programs:
An individual may apply for a Hawaiʻi license after completing a State Approved Teacher Education Program in another state. This includes online and “alternative route” programs. It is the individual’s responsibility to seek confirmation in writing from the out of state preparation program and their state licensing agency that the program in which they enroll leads to a teaching license in the program’s home state.