Applications open for the 2018 Teacher Education Program. Form available under 'admissions' and 'how to apply'. For more information contact Joe Fraser at



Kaho‘iwai is a nationally accredited post-secondary teacher education program aimed at developing individuals into qualified educators of Hawaiian children. Focused on cultural values and an integrated approach to learning that includes rich clinical experiences, residential place-based learning opportunities and online coursework, graduates are prepared for teaching opportunities in various settings and are qualified to apply for licensure in the State of Hawai’i.

News & Announcements

Four New Teacher Education Program Scheduled

Kaho`iwai is seeking Native Hawaiian and other applicants for four new teacher education cohorts starting 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The program focuses on secondary English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Hawaiian Studies. Successful applicants will be provided with scholarship for the programs. Applicants require an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and a desire to work in Hawaiian Focused Charter Schools. If you are interested please complete the online form by clicking on the link under admissions tab (how to apply) or contact for further information.

Kaho`iwai- First in the State to Achieve National Accreditation from TEAC

Kahoˋiwai Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program, which is designed to produce graduates who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and values to meet the needs of Native Hawaiian children in education, has been granted initial accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from June 24, 2013 – June 24, 2018. Kaho`iwai is the first program in Hawai`i to received TEAC accreditation.

Big Island Teacher Readiness Program Gains Accreditation

July 21, 2013
By: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press
HONOLULU - A Big Island-based teacher preparation program that focuses on developing educators to work with Native Hawaiian students in charter schools recently earned national accreditation, allowing it to (Read More- Click on Headline)

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Upcoming Events

Community Day
Date: 6/3/2017, 9 AM 2 PM
Location: Kuhiawaho Lo`i
Faculty Committee Meeting
Date: 6/21/2017, 9 AM 10 AM
Cohort 4 residential 2
Date: 6/23/2017
Location: Kuhiawaho
Community Day
Date: 7/1/2017, 9 AM 2 PM
Location: Kuhiawaho
Academic Committee Meeting
Date: 7/6/2017, 11 AM 12 PM