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Get to Know Kaho'iwai

Kaho‘iwai is a nationally accredited post-secondary teacher education program aimed at developing individuals into qualified educators of Hawaiian children. Kaho’iwai is designed to graduate student focused and reflective practitioners grounded in Hawaiian values and committed to lifelong learning.
With a focus on Hawaiian cultural values and an integrated approach to learning that includes rich clinical experiences, residential place-based learning opportunities, and online coursework, Kaho’iwai graduates are prepared for teaching opportunities in various settings and are qualified to apply for licensure in the State of Hawai’i.
Kaho’iwai’s first teacher candidates have graduated in July 2015 and the second cohort (Na Kai Ewalu) in October 2016. The third cohort (Hui Ohä) will graduate this October (2017). Kumupa`a (cohort 4) started in April 2017. We have one more cohort from the current grant scheduled for April 2018. Our website will be updated as soon as details regarding the upcoming program are solidified. Please see the “Programs” and “Admissions” pages for more information.
Consumer Information
3 Year Student loan default rate - NIL
Current Graduation Rates - 65%
The average cost of attendance - $2000 for the 2014-2015 cohort.
                                                     $0 for the 2015-2016 Cohort (full scholarship)
                                                     $0 for the 2016-2017 Cohort (full scholarship)
                                                     $0 for the 2017-2018 Cohort (full scholarship)
Average beginner salary of completers - $48,433
Placement patterns of completers - 100% employment after graduation