Accepting teacher applications for April 2021-submit an expression of interest now-Kanu o ka `Äina Learning `Ohana. 64-1043 Hi'iaka Street, Hālau Ho`olako. PO Box 6511 Kamuela, HI 96743. Phone: 808-887-1117 Fax: 808-887-0030...



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

Accepting Teacher Applications for April 2021

Aloha everyone, We have closed applications for the 2020 teacher cohort and are accepting applications for the 2021 cohort. Please visit admissions/how to apply to submit and expression of interest.

New Staff Additions for Kaho`iwai

Kaho`iwai would like to welcome Noe Kirby as the new Teacher Program Manager. Noe brings significant experience and expertise to the position. Supporting the program is Ikaika Jenks-Pua`a. Ikaika, a Moloka`i native, has recently returned from a stint in the US. We would like to welcome Noe and Ikaika to their new roles within the program.

Applications for 2018 Cohort Closed

Aloha Everyone, the application process for the 2018 cohort has closed. The next cohort will start in April 2019 and applications will open in August next year. You may post an expression of interest by going to the Admissions Tab/ How to Apply, and completing the online form (Teacher Education). Questions can be directed to Noe at

New Masters of Education Administration Cohort

The next Masters cohort will begin in January 2018. The student body has been selected and the courses scheduled. A fourth cohort is planned for 2019. Interested applicant can watch this space for further in formation as it comes available.

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