Join the world’s most noble profession!

Teachers are in high demand!

Teacher salaries and benefits are on the rise!

You can work while earning your teaching degree or certificate!

On-line courses and flexible class schedules are available!

No matter where you are in life, there’s a path you can take to earn your teaching degree or certificate!

We have outstanding teacher credentialing programs here in Hawai‘i, including the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu, Leeward Community College, and many others!

A Path For Everyone

High School Senior

Trying to figure out what to major in when you enter a college or university? Are you friendly and have a good sense of humor? Are you a good communicator and enjoy helping others?  Are you a good listener and easy to get along with? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider earning a teaching degree or certificate. It’s easier than you think! Take the first step to find out more!

College/University Student (Just Entering)

If you’re an incoming Freshman and not sure what to major in, consider a degree in Education!  You could teach a variety of subjects or a single subject area. You could teach at the elementary or secondary level. You could teach part-time or full-time. There are so many possibilities when earning a teaching degree or certificate. Take the first step to find out more!

College/University Student (About to Graduate)

Are you close to graduating? Maybe you’ve found a field of study you love, but are not quite sure if you’ll be able to find a job in that field? Have you considered being a teacher in that subject area? It’s easier than you think! Take the first step to find out more!

Working Professionals

Are you presently working? Maybe you’re a teaching assistant? Or, maybe you’re working in a completely different field like accounting, engineering, or graphic design and are interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with students? Did you know you can earn a teaching degree while working full-time? It’s easier than you think! Take the first step to find out more!

Everyone Else!

Maybe you put your career on hold while raising your family, and are ready to get back in the workforce. Or, maybe you’re a military spouse looking for a fulfilling job. Perhaps you’ve already retired, but are interested in passing on your knowledge and experience. No matter where you are in your life, there’s a path for you to become a teacher. Take the first step to find out more!

Watch Our Heroes Here!

Click on the link to watch the videos of our Hawai‘i Heroes:

HIDOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto and UH President David Lassner talk with HiNow about the Be a hero. Be a teacher. initiative


Take The First Step!

Yes, we have a teaching degree program that’s just right for you, right here in Hawai‘i! To find out more, click on any of the four campus links below.

At Mānoa, we offer more than 10 programs on campus or online from bachelor’s to master’s degrees in general and special education. Teach and learn from anywhere in Hawai‘i at the early childhood, elementary, or secondary level. Let us help you find your sense of purpose & sense of place!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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