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 following they offer:
- Completion of traditional student teaching, internship and/or residency as defined in program accreditation requirements.
- 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.
- 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 be eligible for a Hawaiʻi license after completing an educator preparation program approved by another state/jurisdiction. 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.
Educator Preparation Program/Unit Review
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