Master of Education in Teaching- Elementary or Secondary Education

Let us help you teach what you love. The Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) program is a two-year, field-based program designed for those pursuing a career in teaching who have earned baccalaureate degrees in fields other than education.

The Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) program envisions confident, well-prepared educators who have a critical role in creating and implementing quality experiences for all children. The program works in collaboration with public, charter, and private school partners to offer both a high-quality K–12 teacher licensure program and graduate education that supports the simultaneous renewal of K–12 schools and teacher education.

Upon completion of this program, qualified candidates will be recommended for initial teacher licensure in elementary (K–6), secondary (6–12), or Hawaiian Language Immersion (K–12) in a general education classroom. Secondary content areas include Art, English/Language Arts, Hawaiian Language, Math, Science, & Social Studies.

Once completing an initial teacher licensure program, graduates are eligible to apply for a state license through the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, which will allow the licensee to teach in public and charter schools in the State of Hawaii.

Hawai’i also participates in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement which facilitates the mobility of educators among the states that are members of NASDTEC. UHM recommends you contact the office of certification in any state to which you may be relocating to get the most current information. See the NASDTEC website for more information.

We have been preparing teachers since 1991. Our alumni include three Hawai‘i State Teachers of the Year, a National Teacher of the Year finalist, a Milken Award winner, and a National Milken Educators of Hawai‘i Teacher of Promise. MEdT graduates are employed in a variety of educational institutions, both public and private, at all levels: K through 12, postsecondary (community colleges and universities).