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http://soe.byuh.edu/ 

John Bailey, Chair (john.bailey@byuh.edu)
SEB 102, (808) 675-3458

Marilee Ching, Academic Advisor (chingm@byuh.edu)
ACR 141, (808) 675-3891, FAX (808) 675-3341

Joselyn Akana, Academic Advisor (joselyn.akana@byuh.edu)
ACR 141, (808) 675-3274, FAX (808) 675-3341

Faculty  

Professors

  • Bailey, John L. (1997) B.S. 1974, Church College of Hawaii; M.S., 1983, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 1985, Brigham Young University. 

Associate Professors

  • Buckner, David L. (2012) B.S.E 1996, University of Arkansas; M.Ed. 2000, University of Arkansas; Ph.D. 2005, University of Arkansas.
  • Hong, Barbara (2015) B.S. 1997, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.A. 1999, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.Ed. 2001, Teachers College, Columbia University; M. Phil. 2002, Columbia University; Ph.D. 2002, Columbia University.
  • Latham, Karen L. (2015) B.S. 1981, Utah State University; M.Ed. 1987, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ed.D. 1998, Utah State University.

Assistant Professors

  • Bennett, Carol (2014) B.A. 1988, Mars Hill College; M.A.Ed. 1992, Western Carolina University; Ed.D. 2009, Western Caroline University.
  • Johnson, Kurt W. (2014) B.S. 1991, Utah State University; M.S. 1993, Utah State University; Ph.D. 2014, Utah State University.
  • Rackley, Eric, (2012) B.A 1997, Brigham Young University; M.A. 2001, Portland State University; M.Ed 2004, University of Utah, Ph.D. 2010, University of Michigan.
  • Shute, Jonathan W., (2013) B.S. 1991, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.A. 2001, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 2007, University of Buckingham.
  • Wilcken, Ammon, (2012) B.S.E 2003, Southern Utah University; M.Ed. 2006, Southern Utah University; Ph.D. 2012, Michigan State University.

Special Instructors

  • Reismann, Susan (2000) B.Mus. 1970, Arizona State University.
  • Mariteragi, Alvin (2008) B.S. 1999, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.S. 2009, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
  • McCollum, Kimberly (2013) B.S. 1998, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S. 2000, McDaniel College; M.P.P. 2006, Brigham Young University.
  • Rama, Jackie (2006) B.A. 2002, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.A.Ed. 2006, Chaminade University

Field Services Faculty

  • Chang, Eric (2003) B.S. 1967, Church College of Hawaii, M.Ed. 1988, University of Hawaii.
  • Chun, Cynthia (2010) B.Ed. 1974, M.Ed. Admin. 1988, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
  • Hirata, Peggy (2000) B.Ed. 1965, University of Hawaii.
  • Jacques, Kathryn (2004) B.A. University of California-Berkeley.
  • Jacques, John (2005) B.S. 1967, State University of New York-Plattsburg.
  • Ishihara, Daisy (1998) B.S. 1961, Kansas State Teachers College.
  • Kobayashi, Elsie (2004) B.Ed. 1967, University of Hawaii.
  • Lee-Huntoon, Shari (2006) B.Ed. 1969, University of Hawaii; M.Ed. 1973, University of Hawaii.
  • Oyama, Charlene (2006) B.A. 1970, Chaminade University.
  • Tokushige, Gordon (2007) B.Ed. 1971, University of Hawaii; 5th Year Professional Certificate 1971, University of Hawaii; M.Ed. CI 1974, University of Hawaii; M.Ed. EDEP 1976, University of Hawaii; M.Ed. EA 1994, University of Hawaii.

 PROGRAMS

The School of Education offers Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Secondary Education in approved majors (See Secondary Education). The School of Education also offers to in-state teachers a post-baccalaureate Basic Teacher Licensing program, a post-baccalaureate Professional Diploma for licensed public school teachers, and a state-approved Alternative Licensing Program track for selected public school teachers to earn their initial basic license.

In order to teach in a public school in most countries as in the United States, an individual must be issued a license to teach by the government. In each sovereign state, teacher education programs must be approved by a designated agency authorized to issue teacher licenses or approve the hiring of teachers.

In Hawai’i, teaching licenses are issued by the Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB). Students receive a recommendation for teacher licensing from the School of Education at BYUH after successful completion of their state approved Teacher Education Program, according to the licensing requirements established by the HTSB. In international areas, teaching licenses generally require the governmental review of the student’s transcript which details the completed BYUH School of Education teacher education program and may additionally require, in some cases, the passing of a national teacher examination.

As the university’s mission continues to expand internationally and in order to attract more students into teacher education from international locations, the School of Education has developed a “3 + 1” program for international students. Partnerships with education departments internationally, make it possible for graduates in teacher education from this campus to return to their country to student teach and subsequently obtain employment as a teacher. The “3 + 1” allows students to complete three years of their undergraduate program on campus and the last year in student teaching in their home country.

In addition to institution accreditation review by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Teacher Education Programs offered by the School of Education are reviewed through a State Approval of Teacher Education (SATE) evaluation that is coordinated and conducted by the HTSB. Prior to 2002, teacher education programs in the state were accredited using standards established by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). All state reviews after 2002 are conducted using standards adapted from those prescribed by the National Council on Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). The most recent approval of teacher education programs was received in 1995. SATE approval of the BYUH School of Education teacher education programs enables graduates to apply for teacher licensing through reciprocity agreements held among many U.S. states and countries.

Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs

  • Elementary Education (U.S. & International)
  • Secondary Education (U.S. & International)
  • Special Education Certificate (U.S. & International)
  • Education Minor

 

Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Programs

  • Basic Teacher Licensing (5th year program - Hawaii)
  • Alternative Licensing Program (Hawaii)
  • Certificate in Teacher Education

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Admission to All Programs 

Admission to the General Degree requires a valid MAP that will satisfy university graduation criteria. Admission to the school teaching tracks require letters of recommendation, completed application packet, State of Hawai'i admission scores and a formal interview.  Please see the Chair or Advisor for further details.

The Discipline 

Elementary education prepares teachers who, having gained their own liberal education, help elementary-school-age children learn by improving on the teaching children receive in the home, school, church, and community. Elementary education provides a preparation program wherein students enhance their thinking abilities, build their confidence in exploring new ideas, and become self-motivated, independent learners.

The program provides the opportunity for prospective teachers to learn about the culture of the elementary school, develop a solid foundation in basic principles of teaching and learning that originate in educational theory and research, and become proficient in systematically applying those basic principles in practical U.S. and international settings.

Career Opportunities 

For School Teaching Track:

A degree in elementary education leads to opportunities for teaching in elementary schools, in kindergarten to sixth grade. With a teaching license in elementary education and experience as a classroom teacher, individuals may pursue other career opportunities in public and private school education as counselors, curriculum specialists, librarians, and administrators. Experience in any of those areas would also open other career opportunities at the higher education level in teacher education and administration.

For Non-Teaching Track:

Non-teaching Track students may use the degree for graduate entrance or other professions requiring an education degree.

Programs and Degrees 

  • B.S. Elementary Education (Teaching track)
  • B.S. Elementary Education (non-teaching track)
  • Special Education Certificate

Program Outcomes 

Upon completing a major in Elementary Education, students can demonstrate an understanding of these outcomes:

1.  Learner Development - The teacher candidate designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.

2.  Learning Differences - The teacher candidate creates inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. 

3.  Learning Environments - The teacher candidate works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

4.  Content Knowledge - The teacher candidate understands the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.

5.  Application of Content - The teacher candidate uses differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

6.  Assessment - The teacher candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher's and learner's decision making.

7.  Planning for Instruction - The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals.

8.  Instructional Strategies - The teacher candidate uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

9.  Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - The teacher candidate uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.

10. Leadership and Collaboration - The teacher candidate seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, and to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals.


 Related Course Listings

ART | EDU | ELED | EXS | HWST | HLTH | SPED | PSYC


 Major and Minor Requirements 

The Elementary Teacher Education Program is an undergraduate program that leads to initial basic license/registration/grants approval for students who wish to teach in public or private schools. In Hawaii, an elementary teaching license qualifies the recipient to teach kindergarten through sixth grade. The degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) is conferred upon completion of all requirements as outlined.

No grade below C- will be accepted towards the major.


B.S. Elementary Education (55 hours)

Pre-Professional Area (5 hours)

  • EDU 212 Foundations of Education (2)
  • EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning (3) [fulfills G.E. requirement]

Academic Support Area (27 hours)

  • ART 336 Art Methods for Teachers (1)
  • SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Students (3)
  • EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction (2)
  • EDU 312 Effective Pedagogy (3)
  • EDU 385 Education Assessment in the Classroom (3)
  • ELED 320 Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Emergent Reader (2)
  • ELED 343 Health & PE Methods for Elementary Teachers (2)
  • ELED 347 Math Methods I (2)
  • ELED 360 Science Methods for the Elementary Teachers (3)
  • ELED 378 Music for Elementary Teachers (1)
  • ELED 379 Social Studies Content (2)
  • ELED 380 Social Studies Methods (3)

*Professional Year (23 hours) 

  • ELED 421 Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Fluent Reader (3)
  • ELED 430 Classroom Management (2)
  • ELED 451 Mathematics Methods II (3)
  • ELED 491 Observation and Practicum (3)
  • ELED 492 Student Teaching (12)

*Note: Students must apply for the professional year at the same time they register for  the semester preceding their last semester or 'professional year'.  Placement in schools is dependent on this application.

 

Special Education Certificate

Students interested in a teaching career as a public school teacher in Special Education will complete the Special Education Certificate as well as the Elementary or Secondary Education major and will have a conjoined ELED/SCED (50/50) Student Teaching (492) experience.

Students not interested in public school teaching may also take the required courses and receive the certificate.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensing for Elementary and Secondary Education (Special conditions apply. See the Chair of Education)


Education Minor

Any student, who wishes to have some teacher education course background but chooses not to pursue teaching as a major, may select the education minor as an option. It is complementary to many majors on campus, and includes 18 credit hours of education classes which must be chosen with faculty guidance to assist in meeting the career goals of the student.


Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Programs - The Basic Teacher Licensing (5th year program - Hawaii)

U.S. students with an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education who desire to teach in the public schools but do not have the initial basic teacher license may apply for admission to the elementary, secondary (see approved teaching majors  under “Secondary Education”), or special education program as “licensing only” students. Once admitted, the individual must complete the requirements as outlined for the designated teacher-licensing program.

The prerequisites for admission are:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited institution.
  2. Grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  3. Passing scores on the content area Praxis II exam(s), as defined by the Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB), for the area in which the teacher licensing is being sought.
  4. A completed School of Education admissions packet.
  5. Application for admission into BYUH on file with the Admissions Office.

Alternative Licensing Program (Hawaii)

Individuals employed with the Hawai’i Department of Education in critical shortage areas (subject and/or geographical) who are teaching without the initial basic license may earn their teaching license through the School of Education’s state approved Alternative Licensing Program (ALP). This program allows the teacher to remain on the job and complete the requirements leading towards the initial basic license. Once accepted, the individual is supervised for one semester as a student teacher. If the individual meets the performance standards as established by the Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board, then the School of Education has an option of prescribing no more than fifteen semester hours of coursework to be completed. This coursework would be prescribed, based on perceived deficiencies in the performance standards required for the initial basic licensing. Once any coursework prescribed is successfully completed, the individual is recommended to the Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board for the initial basic teacher license.

The prerequisites for recommendation are:

  1. Official transcript verifying the Baccalaureate Degree was earned from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum of two semesters of full-time teaching responsibilities in the content area/field in which teacher licensing is being sought.
  3. A favorable letter of recommendation from a peer teacher.
  4. A favorable letter of recommendation from the applicant’s principal as well as the completed “Principal’s Recommendation for Temporary Teachers” form.
  5. A transcript evaluation to determine specific courses needed, with a minimum of 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on the baccalaureate degree.
  6. Successful completion of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) for elementary, secondary, and special education applicants. In addition, secondary education applicants must successfully complete the content area Praxis exam(s) for the area on which teacher licensing is being sought.

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Admission to All Programs 

Admission to the Secondary Education Degree requires a valid MAP that satisfies university graduation criteria. Admission to the teaching track requires letters of recommendation, completed application packet, State of Hawai'i admission scores and a formal interview.  Please see the Chair/Academic Advisor for further details.

The Discipline 

All courses offered in the secondary education teacher education program are designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in a subject content area. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools.

Career Opportunities 

Students who complete the secondary education teaching program are eligible to teach in the United States as well as other countries. With a secondary education degree and experience as a classroom teacher, individuals may also pursue other career opportunities in education such as counselors, curriculum specialists and administrators. Experience in any of those areas could then open other career opportunities at the higher education level in teacher education and administration. In addition, with a subject area content background, individuals are also prepared to enter into a content field.  Non-teaching Track students may also use the degree for graduate entrance or other professions requiring an education degree.

Programs and Degrees 

Bachelor of Science or Arts degrees in education are available only in the following content areas for U.S. bound graduates. Other BYU–Hawaii majors can be appreciated for international graduates depending upon the curriculum requirements of their country:

  • Art Education
  • Biology Education
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • English Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science Education
  • History Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Science Education
  • Physics Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Spanish Education (Can be completed as an IDS Major by application/approval, see Department Chair)
  • TESOL Education
  • Special Education Certificate

Program Outcomes 

Upon completing a major in Elementary Education, students can demonstrate an understanding of these outcomes:

1.  Learner Development - The teacher candidate designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.

2.  Learning Differences - The teacher candidate creates inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. 

3.  Learning Environments - The teacher candidate works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

4.  Content Knowledge - The teacher candidate understands the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.

5.  Application of Content - The teacher candidate uses differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

6.  Assessment - The teacher candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher's and learner's decision making.

7.  Planning for Instruction - The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals.

8.  Instructional Strategies - The teacher candidate uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

9.  Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - The teacher candidate uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.

10. Leadership and Collaboration - The teacher candidate seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, and to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals.


 Related Course Listings

ACCT | ANTH | ART | BIOL | BE | BUSM | CHEM | COMM | CS | ECON | EDU | ENGL | GEOG | GEOL | HLTH | HIST | IS | LING | MATH | PHYS | POSC | PSYC | SCED | SPED | TESOL


 Major and Minor Requirements 

The Secondary Teacher Education Program is an undergraduate program that leads to an initial license for students who wish to teach in public and private, U.S. and international schools. In Hawaii, a secondary teaching license qualifies the recipient to teach grades 7 through 12. Non-teaching students can substitute other courses for these requirements with the permission of the Chair of the School of Education and the Chair of the related program department. All course requirements must be completed before the student teaching practicum begins. No other university commitments can be entered into during the student teaching semester because of the demands of the experience.

No grade below C- will be counted towards the major.

Education Sequence Requirements (36-38 Hours)

Each secondary education content area requires a student to complete a certain number of credit hours from the following education sequence. The required hours vary depending on and are described under each emphasis.

  • EDU 212 Foundations of Education (2)
  • EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning (3) [fulfills GE requirement]
  • SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Students (3)
  • EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction (2)
  • EDU 312 Effective Pedagogy (3)
  • EDU 385 Education Assessment in the Classroom (3)
  • SCED 350 General Secondary Methods (2) *
  • SCED 401 A Multicultural Approach to Reading in the Content Area (3)
  • SCED 430 Classroom Management (2)
  • SCED 491 Observation and Practicum (3)
  • SCED 492 Student Teaching (12)

NOTE: HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies (3) is strongly recommended for those who plan to teach in Hawaii [also fulfills G.E. requirement]. EDU 340 Multiculturalism & Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Sheltered Instruction (2) is strongly recommended for those who plan to teach internationally. *SCED 350 General Secondary Methods may be in the Subject Content Area or the Education Sequence Requirements depending on the program.

 

Special Education Certificate 

Students interested in a teaching career as a public school teacher in Special Education will complete the Special Education Certificate as well as the Elementary or Secondary Education major and will have a conjoined ELED/SCED (50/50) Student Teaching (492) experience.

Students not interested in public school teaching may also take the required courses and receive the certificate.


B.A. Art Education (74-75 hours)

An art education major requires 38 hours that include 12 hours of design and media core classes, 12 hours of art history and theory, 12 hours of media classes and 2 hours of art education. The art education major should begin the professional education sequence (see School of Education-Basic Certification Requirements) during the sophomore year. Freshman students should begin their studio art training by taking the foundation courses the first year. Transfer students may substitute equivalent foundation courses if competence is reflected in their entering portfolio review. No grade below C- will be accepted in fulfilling major requirements.

Subject Content Area (38-39 hours)

  • ART 112 Drawing Concepts (3)
  • ART 196 Art History I (3) [fulfills GE. requirement in Art]
  • ART 210 Digital Tools (3)
  • ART 212 Digital Photography (3)
  • ART 220 Experience in Visual Arts (3)
  • ART 221R Figure Drawing (3)
  • ART 225 Painting Concepts (3)
  • ART 265 Beginning Sculpture (3)
  • ART 296 Art History II (3)
  • ART 306 Contemporary Art History (3)
  • ART 308 Basic Video Production (3)
  • ART 337 Art Methods for Secondary Teachers (2) or SCED 350 General Secondary Methods (3)
  • ART 442 Readings in Aesthetics (3)

Education Sequence (36 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.

Note: As time permits, Art Education Majors are advised to enroll in upper division studio art electives to further focus their experience and expertise.


B.S. Biology Education (81 hours)

Subject Content Area (43 hours)

  • BIOL 112 General Biology (3) [fulfills G.E. requirement in Biological Science]
  • BIOL 201/L General Botany/Lab (4)
  • BIOL 206/L General Zoology/Lab (4)
  • BIOL 220/L Microbiology/Lab (4)
  • BIOL 261/L Elementary Human Physiology/Lab (4)
  • BIOL 265/L Molecular & Cell Biology/Lab (4)
  • BIOL 350/L General Ecology/Lab (4)
  • BIOL 376/L Genetics/Lab (4)
  • CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM 251/L Organic Chemistry (4)

Education Sequence (38 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


B.S. Business Education (80 hours)

Subject Content Area (39 hours)

  • ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACCT 203 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
  • ACCT 231 Finance/Accounting Software Application (1.5)
  • BUSM 232 Mathematics of Finance (1.5)
  • BUSM 180 Introduction to Commerce & Enterprise (3)
  • ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3)
  • MATH 221 Principles of Statistics I (3) [fulfills G.E. requirement]
  • BUSM 242 Ethics and the Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • BUSM 301 Business Finance (3)
  • BUSM 304 Marketing/Entrepreneurship (3)
  • BUSM 310 Leadership and Management (3)
  • BUSM 320 Business Communication (3)

Education Sequence (38 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


B.S. Chemistry Education (79 hours)

Chemistry Content Classes (41 hours)

  • CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I and Lab (4) [fulfills G.E. requirement-3]
  • CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II and Lab (4)
  • CHEM 251/L Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4)
  • CHEM 252/L Organic Chemistry II and Lab (4)
  • CHEM 381/L Biochemistry I and Lab (4)
  • MATH 111 Trig. & Analytic Geometry (3)
  • PHYS 121/L General Physics I and Lab (4)
  • PHYS 122/L General Physics II and Lab (4)
  • CHEM 496R Student Research (1)

Content Electives (9 hours)

  • MATH 112 Calculus I (needed for PHYS 121 track) (5) [fulfills G.E. requirement-3]
  • BIOL 265/L Molecular & Cellular Biology and Lab (4)

Education Sequence (38 hours)

See Education Sequence Requirements above.


 B.A. English Education (76 hours)

Core Requirements (38 hours)

  • ENGL 251 Fundamentals of Literature (3)
  • ENGL 321 English Grammars (3) or ENGL 421 History of the English Language (3)
  • ENGL 382 Shakespeare (3)
  • ENGL 420 Literature for Young Adults (3)
  • ENGL 490 Senior Seminar (2)
  • ENGL 218R Introduction to Creative Writing (3) or ENGL 318R Advanced Creative Writing (3)

Choose Two: (6 Hours)

  • ENGL 361 American Literature from the Beginnings to Mid-nineteenth Century (3)
  • ENGL 362 American Literature from Mid-nineteenth Century to World War I (3)
  • ENGL 363 American Literature from 1914-1965 (3)
  • ENGL 364 American Literature from 1965-Present (3)

Choose One: (3 Hours)

  • ENGL 341 World Literatures in English (3)
  • ENGL 342 Pacific Literatures (3)
  • ENGL 343 Asian Literature (3)

Choose Three: (9 Hours)

  • ENGL 371 English Literature to 1500: The Medieval Period (3)
  • ENGL 372 English Literature from 1500 to 1660: The Renaissance Period (3)
  • ENGL 373 English Literature from 1660 to 1780: The Restoration and Eighteenth Century (3)
  • ENGL 374 English Literature from 1780 to 1832: The Romantic Period (3)
  • ENGL 375 English Literature from 1832 to 1890: The Victorian Period (3)
  • ENGL 376 English Literature from 1890 to the Present (3)

Foreign Language Requirement:

  •  Any 201 Level Language (3)

Education Sequence (38 Hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


B.S. Exercise and Sports Science Education (72 hours)

Subject Content Area (31 hours)

  • EXS 260/L Elementary Human Anatomy/Lab (3)
  • EXS 261 Elementary Physiology (3)
  • EXS 265 Water Safety Instruction (2)
  • EXS 330 Principles of Exercise & Sports Science (3)
  • EXS 340 Motor Learning (3)
  • EXS 341 Biomechanics (3)
  • EXS 344 Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • MATH 221 Statistics (3) or EXS 339 Measurement & Evaluation (3) [fulfills GE requirement]

Choose Two: (2 Hours)

  • Any 100 Level EXS Beginning Sport Content classes

Choose Four: (4 Hours)

  • Any 200 Level EXS Sports Fundamentals

Choose One: (2 Hours)

  • EXS 369R Coaching Fundamental Individual Sport or 2 more EXS 200 Level Sports Fundamentals

Physical Education Emphasis (9 Hours)

  • EXS 369R Coaching Fundamentals (Basic Principles) (2)
  • EXS 377 Teaching Methods of Physical Education (3) or SCED 350 General Secondary Methods (3)
  • HLTH 441 Health in Secondary School (2)
  • EXS 441 Adapted Physical Education (2)

Education Sequence (32 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


B.A. History Education (73 Hours)

Students intending to teach history in the secondary schools should consult with the Chair of the History Department as soon as possible. An emphasis within the Secondary Education major will be developed by the student in consultation with faculty from the College of Human Development and the History Department.

Subject Content Area (35 hours)

  • HIST 120 American History to 1865 (3) [fulfills GE requirement]
  • HIST 121 American History since 1865 (3)
  • HIST 200 The Historian's Craft (3)
  • HIST 201 World History Civilization to 1500 (3)
  • HIST 202 World History Civilization since 1500 (3)
  • POSC 110 U.S. Political Systems (3)
  • GEOG 101 Introduction to Geography (3)
  • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) or SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • ECON 200 Principles of Micro Economics (3) or ECON 201 Principles of Macro Economics (3)
  • *Content elective credit in History (8)

* These elective credits must be selected from the 250-400 series offered in history. The electives must be approved with the history faculty advisor.

Education Sequence (38 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


B.S. Mathematics Education (79-80 hours)

Subject Content Area (43-44 hours)

  • MATH 112 Calculus I (5) [fulfills GE requirement-3]
  • MATH 113 Calculus II (5)
  • MATH 214 Multivariable Calculus (5)
  • MATH 221 Principles of Statistics or MATH 321 Mathematical Statistics (3)
  • MATH 301 Foundations of Mathematics (3)
  • MATH 302 Foundations of Geometry (3)
  • MATH 308 Mathematics Using Technologies (3)
  • MATH 343 Elementary Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 371 Abstract Algebra I or Math 370 Foundations of Algebraic Systems (3)
  • MATH 377 Secondary Mathematics Teaching Methods (2) or SCED 350 General Secondary Methods (3)
  • MATH 490R Mathematics Seminar (2)
  • PHYS 121 General Physics I (3) [fulfills GE requirement]
  • CS 101 Beginning Programming (3)

Education Sequence (36 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


B.S. Physical Science Education (79 hours)

Subject Content Area (41 hours)

  • ASTR 104 Principles of Astronomy (3)
  • MATH 112 Calculus (5) [fulfills G.E. requirement-3]
  • CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I/Lab (4) [fulfills G.E. requirement-3]
  • CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II/Lab (4)
  • CHEM 251/L Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 252/L Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • GEOL 105 Geology of the Pacific Basin (3)
  • PHYS 121/L General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 122/L General Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 221/L General Physics III (4)
  • *Content Area Electives (2)

*These content area electives must be taken in the area of physical science and approved by the faculty advisor assigned to the student. These are not general free electives.

Education Sequence (38 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


 B.S. Physics Education (79 Hours)

Science Content (41 hours)

  • MATH 111 Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry (3)
  • CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I and Lab (4) [fulfills G.E. requirement-3]
  • CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II and Lab (4)
  • CIS 101 Beginning Programming (3)
  • MATH 112 Calculus I (5) [fulfills G.E. requirement-3]
  • MATH 113 Calculus II (5)
  • PHYS 121/L General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 122/L General Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 221 General Physics III (3)

Content Electives (6 hours)

  • Choose six hours from approved CHEM, PHYS, BIOCHEM, or MATH courses

Education Sequence (38 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


 B.A. Social Sciences Education (73 Hours)

Students intending to teach social studies in the secondary schools should consult with the Chair of the Department of Secondary Education as soon as possible. A teaching major program will be developed by the student in consultation with the College of Human Development and members of the department.

Subject Content Area (35 Hours)

  • HIST 120 American History to 1865 (3) [fulfills GE requirement]
  • HIST 121 American History since 1865 (3)
  • HIST 200 The Historians Craft (3)
  • HIST 201 World History Civilization to 1500 (3)
  • HIST 202 World History Civilization since 1500 (3)
  • POSC 110 U.S. Political Systems (3)
  • GEOG 101 Introduction to Geography (3)
  • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) or SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • ECON 200 Principles of Micro Economics (3) or ECON 201 Principles of Macro Economics (3)
  • *Content elective credit in Social Sciences (8)

* These elective credits must be selected from the 300/400 series offered in Social Sciences. The electives must be approved by the Social Sciences faculty advisor.

Education Sequence (38 Hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


Spanish Education

By Application - Individual Programs

Decided depending on the background of the applicant


B.A. TESOL Education (68 hours)

Subject Content Area (34 hours)

  • LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
  • LING 260 Phonology (3)
  • LING 321 English Grammar (3)
  • LING 331 Sociolinguistics (3)
  • LING 423 Language Acquisition (3)
  • TESOL 240 Introduction to TESOL (3)
  • TESOL 302 Technical Assisted Language Learning (2)
  • TESOL 377 TESOL Methods and Materials (3) or SCED 350 General Secondary Methods (3)
  • LANG 201 Foreign Language (3) [fulfills GE requirement]

Choose 8 hours from the following pool:

  • TESOL 424 Teaching Listening (2)
  • TESOL 425 TESOL Vocabulary (2)
  • TESOL 426 TESOL Grammar (2)
  • TESOL 427 Teaching Listening and Speaking (2)
  • TESOL 428 Teaching Reading (2)
  • TESOL 429 Teaching Writing (2)
  • TESOL 430 Teaching English to Younger Learners (2)

Note: Foreign Language requirement at 201 level (fulfills GE requirement) (1-12)

Education Sequence (34 hours)

See Education Sequence Courses above.


Special Education Certificate (17 hours)

  • EDU 212 Foundations of Education (2)
  • EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning (3)
  • SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Students (3)
  • SPED 325 Legal Foundations of Special Education* (2)
  • SPED 309 Theory and Practice with Students with Disabilities* (3)
  • SPED 370 Teaching Life Management Skills to Students with Disabilities* (2)
  • EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction (2)

Note: *SPED courses not included in Elementary Education Major or Secondary Education Major. 

Students interested in a teaching career as a public school teacher in Special Education will complete the Special Education Certificate as well as the Elementary or Secondary Education major and will have a conjoined ELED/SCED (50/50) Student Teaching (492) experience.

Students not interested in public school teaching may also take the required courses and receive the certificate.


Education Minor (15 hours)

Required (5 hours)

  • EDU 212 Foundations of Education (2)
  • SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Students (3)

Electives (10 hours)

  • ART 336 Art Methods (1)
  • EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning (3)
  • EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction (2)
  • EDU 312 Effective Pdagogy (3)
  • EDU 330 Classroom Management (2)
  • EDU 340 Multiculturalism & Culturally Responsive Teaching (2)
  • EDU 385 Education Assessment (3)
  • ELED 320 Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Emergent Reader (2)
  • ELED 343 Teaching Health and Physical Education in Elementary (2)
  • ELED 347 Math Methods Part I (2)
  • ELED 360 Science Methods (3)
  • ELED 378 Music for Elementary Teachers (1)
  • ELED 379 Social Studies Content for Elementary Teachers (2)
  • ELED 380 Social Studies Methods (3)
  • ELED 421 Reading Methods (3)
  • ELED 451 Math Methods Part II (3)
  • SCED 350 General Methods for Secondary Teachers (2)
  • SCED 401 Reading in Content Area (2)

Certificate in Teacher Education (40-42 hours)

Required (40-42 hours)

  • EDU 212 Foundations of Education (2)
  • EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning (3)
  • HWST 101 Intro. to Hawaiian Studies [US license only] (3) or EDU 340 Multiculturalism & Culturally Responsive Teaching through Instruction [SIOP] (2)
  • SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Students (3)
  • EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction (2)
  • EDU 312 Effective Pedagogy (3)
  • EDU 385 Education Assessment (3)
  • SCED 401 Reading in Content Area (3)* or ELED 320 Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Emergent Reader* (2)
  • SCED 350 General Secondary Methods (3)* or ELED 421 Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Emergent Reader* (2)
  • SCED/ELED 430 Classroom Management (2)
  • SCED/ELED 491 Observation and Practicum (3)
  • SCED/ELED/ITEP 492 Student Teaching (12)

Note: *Pairing of these courses must be taken as SCED 401 and SCED 350 or ELED 320 and ELED 421.

This Teacher Education certificate is available to the participants in the ITEP-Church Schools (South Pacific), the ITEP-Public Schools (in Micronesia), International Undergraduate students as well as US 5th Year Certificate students. On-campus US Undergraduate students can ask for the certificate when completed but the document which will be of most value to them will be the Hawaii Teacher License issued by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.