Getting a Job as a Teacher in Hawaii
Do you want to work as a teacher in the great state of Hawaii? If that’s the case, you have come to the correct place. A short article on the processes of becoming a teacher in Hawaii may be found below.
Step 1: Complete a Teacher Preparation Program that has been Approved
Educators must have at least a bachelor’s degree to teach in the United States. To acquire certification in Hawaii, students must finish a state-approved teacher education program. Although Hawaii does not specify particular course or semester-hour requirements, each college or university teacher education program will have its own prerequisites. Contact your teacher education program or the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board for further information. The HTSB website has a list of accredited teacher education programs in Hawaii.
Step 2: Pass the Requisite Exams
All teaching applicants in Hawaii must complete and pass the Academic Core Skills for Educators exam administered by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. Candidates who have not completed a State-Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) must pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Exam. Specific curriculum areas require further assessment, which may be accessed on the Praxis website.
There are 3 kinds of licenses issued in Hawaii. The Provisional License is a three-year non-renewable license provided to Hawaii State Approved Teacher Education Programs graduates. Approved individuals with teaching licenses or degrees from another state and teaching experience outside of Hawaii may apply for the Standard License. Educators who have finished a graduate degree or acquired a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards license and have taught for 5 of the previous 8 years are eligible for the Advanced License.
Step 3: Complete an Application for a Hawaii Teaching Credential
Have you completed your teacher training program, included student teaching, and passed all of the required exams? If that’s the case, you can apply for an initial teaching license in Hawaii. For a complete overview of Hawaii’s teacher certification criteria and information on how to apply, go to the HTSB’s Licensing & Permits page.