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Hawaii Preparation Programs

Hawaii-Based Programs:

A Hawai’i State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) may implement policies to provide candidates with multiple ways to demonstrate proficiency in clinical experience prior to program completion and recommendation for licensure following one of the options below:

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. COVID Vaccination Requirements for HIDOE Teacher Candidates: The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has made the decision that COVID vaccinations are not required to be placed as a student teacher in a Hawaii Department of Education school.
Hawaii Based Educator Preparation Programs Accreditation Status New Business Item(s) of Approval
Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi (BYU-H)      AAQEP: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2028
Chaminade University
  • CAEP: March 10, 2017-June 30, 2024
  • AAQEP: Extension through December 31, 2023
  • NBI 20-29 (New PK-3 Level in Existing Initial Bachelor’s Degree Special Education) Program
  • NBI 19-29 (Extension of State Approval)
  • NBI 19-14 (Extension of state Approval for Teacher Leader Program)
  • NBI 18-22 (Add an Early Childhood Education PK-K Track at Bachelor’s level)
  • NBI 16-28 (State Approval)
Chaminade University: Behavioral Sciences (School Counseling)
  • June 16, 2016-December 31, 2021
  • Extension through December 31, 2023

Hawaiʻi Pacific University


AAQEP: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2027

  • NBI 21-52 (Request to Add Secondary TESOL Content Field to their Existing Licensure Program)
  • NBI 21-08 (State Approval)
  • NBI 20-01 (Extension of State Approval)
  • NBI 19-34 (Letter of Intent for TESOL and Early Childhood Programs)
  • NBI 16-34 (Extension of State Approval)
  • NBI 14-07 (State Approval)
iteach Hawaii CAEP: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2027
Kahoʻiwai WINHEC: Ends December 31, 2028
Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Ka Haka ʻUla o Ke‘elikolani College of Hawaiian Language WINHEC: Ends December 31, 2028
  Leeward Community College   AAQEP: July 1, 2021- June 30, 2028
  • NBI 21-50 (Program Modification to Meet Content Knowledge Requirements for APC in Special Education)
  • NBI 21-10 (Letter of Intent for SPED PK-3 Initial Licensure Program)
  • NBI 21-05 (State Approval)
  • NBI 20-02 (Extension of State Approval–Special Education)
  • NBI 17-02 (State Approval for Special Education Preparation Program for Initial Licensure)
  • NBI 15-10 (State Approval)
Moreland University
  • (Effective 10/19/2021 Moreland has eliminated its teacher preparation program in Hawaii)
Teach Away AAQEP: March 8, 2019-December 31, 2021
  • NBI 21-19 (Consideration of Teach Away Letter of Intent to Plan New Programs in SpEd Mild/Moderate, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education)
  • NBI 21-17 (State Approval of Teach Away Educator Preparation Unit and Programs)
  • NBI 19-31 (Letter of Intent for dual Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education Program)
  • NBI 18-21 (State Approval)
Teach For America
  • CAEP: June 16, 2016-December 31, 2018
  • AAQEP: Extension through December 31, 2023
  University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo   AAQEP: January 1, 2022-June 30, 2028

University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

  • College of Education: AAQEP: January 1, 2022-June 30, 2028
  • Library and Information Science Program: Ends 2022-Extension  through June 30, 2024
  • NBI 22-25 (Extension of State Approval for UH Manoa Library and Information Science Preparation Program)
  • NBI 21-54 (American Samoa Clinical Experience Exception)
  • NBI 21-53 (Provisional Approval of UH Manoa’s BEd in SPED Mild/Moderate and Severe Disabilities/Autism)
  • NBI 21-51 (Provisional Approval of UH Manoa’s MMPP Added Field in TESOL)
  • NBI 21-32 (Consideration of Request to Add Secondary Content Fields)
  • NBI 21-18 (Letter of Intent  for New Online Learning and Teaching Added Field Program)
  • NBI 21-07 (State Approval)
  • NBI 20-35 (Provisional Approval of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Added Field STEM Program)
  • NBI 20-34 (Provisional Approval of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Added Field Program in Special Education)
  • NBI 20-19 (Letter of Intent for New Special Education Added Field Program)
  • NBI 20-15 (Letter of Intent for New School Counseling Program)
  • NBI 20-14 (Letter of Intent for New Special Education Program)
  • NBI 20-13 (Letter of Intent for New TESOL Program)
  • NBI 20-12 (Letter of Intent for New STEM Program)
  • NBI 20-06 (Reinstate Health Licensure Programs)
  • NBI 19-35 (New Early Childhood Education Initial Licensure Track)
  • NBI 19-32 (Dual licensure in Elementary Education K-6 and Hawaiian Language Immersion K-6 at Bachelor’s degree level)
  • NBI 19-28 (Extension of State Approval for School Library Program)
  • NBI 19-13 (Revision of Grade Level for Literacy Specialist Program)
  • NBI 19-02 (Add a Post Baccalaureate Elementary Education Track for Initial Licensure)
  • NBI 18-02 (Revision of Special Education Field for Dual Special Education and Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education Programs)
  • NBI 18-01 (Add Ethnomathematics Program to Add a Field to Exiting Hawaii Licenses)
  • NBI 17-21 (Letter of Intent for Dual Hawaiian Fields and Secondary Education and Post-baccalaureate Programs)
  • NBI 17-20 (Letter of Intent for Dual Hawaiian Fields and Elementary Education Program)
  • NBI 17-19 (Add Korean and Samoan Programs)
  • NBI 17-04 (Add Dual Secondary Education and Special Education Program to MEdT)
  • NBI 16-42 (Add Early Childhood Education PK-3 and Special Education PK-3 Track to Existing Dual Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education/Special Education Preparation Programs)
  • NBI 16-41 (State Approval for Early Childhood Education PK-3 Added Field Program)
  • NBI 16-32  (Letter of Intent for Early Childhood Pk-3 Added Field Program)
  • NBI 16-31 (State Approval Dual Elementary Education and TESOL Program)
  • NBI 15-35 (Letter of Intent for Dual Elementary Education and TESOL program)
  • NBI 15-12 (State Approval for Teacher Leader Program)
  • NBI 14-23 (State Approval)
University of Hawaiʻi – West Oahu CAEP: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2027
University of Phoenix-Hawaiʻi
  • (Effective May 1, 2018: The University of Phoenix-Hawaii Program in teach-out status until June 30, 2022) 

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