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Teacher Certification

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Scheduled Teacher Programs
Applications for 2019 is now OPEN. Prospective students may submit an expression of interest at any time using the 'Admission tab', 'how to apply'.
The teacher education programs are scheduled for April 2021 and 2022. Each program provides scholarships for 20 students including textbooks and some travel for residential. Students will also be required to work with Native Hawaiian `Äina-Based community programs throughout the program. The program is for applicants that live in the State of Hawai'i. Priority is given to those currently working in a school with Hawaiian children. Attendance for a weekend at the start of each term is required for successful applicants as is the completion of Praxis requirements (if you do not have a degree in the field of teaching). 
The teacher certification program is an 18 month, 31.5 credit point (secondary) course of study with a blend of residential, online, and field-based work. The elementary program is 32 credits and 2-years duration. Kaho`iwai has Hawai`i State approval to deliver teacher education programs with a focus on grades 6-12 in the areas of Math, English, Science, Social Studies and Hawaiian Studies and K-6.
The program is a hybrid in which students meet for a residential period and then complete requirements using an online learning system. The program has the capacity to undertake this type of approach using information technology resources and instructors with significant experience in computer-based training, distance, and online programs. 
All information relating to Kaho'iwai programs is found in the Program Catalog (2020-2021). This includes policies, course and program information.