Successful completion of the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Bachelor of Education program enables the Education Division to recommend candidates to the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board for a Hawai‘i teaching license in the following areas: Elementary Education, grades K-6; Middle-level Education, grades 6-8, in English, Social Studies, General Science and/or Mathematics; Secondary Education, grades 6-12, in English, Social Studies, Biology, and/or Mathematics. Students have the option to add the field of Special Education to their selected area of concentration.

During their program of study, teacher candidates participate in over 630 hours of field-based coursework, including introductory early field experiences, service learning, practicums, and student teaching. Course delivery occurs both on-campus and online, with flexible scheduling that recognizes candidates’ busy family, work, and academic responsibilities. The B.Ed. does not lead to licensure outside of the state of Hawai’i.

Field placements occur in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Department of Education schools island-wide and especially in Central and Leeward O‘ahu and on the Wai‘anae Coast. Additionally, teacher candidates complete a minimum of 40 hours of Service Learning that is integrated into required pre-professional courses.

The Education Division is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, 2020-2027).

Learning Outcomes
Faculty Profiles
Special Education Licensure Pathway
NC SARA EDUC Professional Licensure Disclosure (PDF)