Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teacher Education in Elementary Education

Synchronous learning
Online courses on a set schedule with real time instructor and student interaction


The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teacher Education – Elementary is a 33-credit program that will provide additional pathways to teacher licensure in grades K-6 for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than education. It will also provide a pathway to teacher licensure for paraprofessionals and long-term substitutes currently working in Hawai‘i public schools. Providing multiple pathways to teacher licensure would address the growing need for qualified, licensed teachers in grades K-6, particularly in geographic areas that have historically experienced difficulty recruiting and retaining classroom teachers.

Admission & Application Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Completion of SPED 304: Foundations of Inclusive Schooling with a passing grade of C or better
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited and UHM-recognized four-year institution of higher education
  • Minimum of 40 hours of current documented group leadership with elementary-aged youth (grade K-6) within the past five years
  • Demonstrated verbal and nonverbal competence through Personal Admissions Interview(s)

Note: ITE 402 (2 credits) will be taken during 3 semesters for a total of 6 credits.

Course Listing

Required courses (33 credits)

ITE 402 Teaching Practicum (V credits)

ITE 404B Art (3 credits)

ITE 404D Language Arts (3 credits)

ITE 404G Mathematics (3 credits)

ITE 404H Science (3 credits)

ITE 404I Social Studies (3 credits)

ITE 404N Interdisciplinary (3 credits)

ITE 405 Tchg Res (V credits)

SPED 444 Ed Excpt Stdnts Reg Clsrms Ele (3 credits)