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Get to Know Kaho'iwai

Kaho‘iwai is an Education Provider Program (EPP) that offers nationally accredited post-secondary teacher education programs aimed at developing individuals into qualified educators of Hawaiian children and leadership qualifications at the Master's level. 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 graduated in July 2015 and the second cohort (Na Kai Ewalu) in October 2016. The third cohort (Hui Ohä) graduated in October (2017). Kumupa`a (cohort 4) graduated in 2018. The most recent cohort, 'Kamole' began in 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.
Teacher Education 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 tuition scholarship)
                                                     $0 for the 2016-2017 Cohort (full tuition scholarship
                                                     $0 for the 2017-2018 Cohort (full tuition scholarship
                                                     $0 for the 2018-2019 Cohort (full tuition scholarship
Average beginner salary of completers - $48,433
Placement patterns of completers - 100% employment after graduation
Masters Program
Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana, in partnership with Chaminade University of Honolulu, announces a leadership professional development opportunity leading to a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership for Charter School Administrators. The program is focused on the acquisition of leadership skills in financial management, education law, managerial communications, personnel issues, effective decision-making and group dynamics.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to demonstrate:
• knowledge of the impact of socio-economic, legal and cultural factors on schools, teachers, and students.
• knowledge of organizational life in schools and organizational change process, and connections to the development of positive school cultures that promote learning and social development of students.
• ability to conduct systematic inquiries into programs and policies that are relevant, integral and essential to the success of children, schools and school leaders.
• knowledge and skills in managing personnel.
• understanding of the ethical, moral and caring dimensions of educational leadership.
• ability to use informed scholarship to analyze and offer solutions for school policies and problems.
KALO has offered two Masters cohorts since 2013 with a third cohort started in January 2018. A fourth cohort is scheduled for 2019.