The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu Education Division mission is to provide innovative, K–12 teacher preparation programs in support of the continuing development of West O‘ahu communities. Faculty are committed to delivering high quality, student-centered instruction that prepares teacher candidates to be knowledgeable, skillful, responsive educators for a global society.
Strong support services make our program feel like family! Leeward’s Teacher Education program offers 4 different options that can jumpstart your career! Get real life, “in the classroom” experience while earning your degree and you’ll be “career ready” or on target to transfer and earn your 4-year degree.
The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo provides two unique teacher education opportunities:
The Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education graduate certificate is a one-year cultural and professional program preparing kumu for PK–12 Hawaiian Language Medium-Immersion and Culture-based educational programs.
The School of Education offers an undergraduate educational studies certificate and a post-baccalaureate program that prepares students for a teaching license in one year.