Certificate Program

Graduate Alternative Pathway/Secondary Education Certificate

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Format: Online Campus Online & Campus Not Available

An Alternative Pathway/Secondary Education Certificate can prepare you to lead and support students in the various stages of their high school education. If you have six months previous teaching experience and an undergraduate degree, you will be educationally prepared to obtain your Hawaii teaching license with the completion of this program. The certificate coursework will add to your existing skills and knowledge to aid you in being a more confident teacher. A combination of relevant coursework, field experiences and advanced student teaching improve your effectiveness in the classroom, so you can better drive student success.

You’ll first be tested on necessary effective teaching skills through a pre-assessment course to make sure the accelerated program is the right fit for you. The program focuses on assessing teaching readiness and providing the necessary support for teaching at the secondary level. Toward completion, your skills will be put to the test with a Teacher Performance Assessment, which is required to successfully finish and receive your certificate. Afterward, you’ll be able to develop high school students with critical learning skills as they advance toward adulthood.

The certificate program is intended for you if you have prior teaching experience and are seeking preparation for teaching licensure in Hawaii.

Secondary Education Certificate (Graduate)

The Graduate Alternative Pathway/Secondary Education Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

The Alternative Pathway/Secondary Education Certificate is a certificate program intended for students with prior teaching experience for the secondary teacher license in Hawaii. The program includes a clinical component requiring field experiences and student teaching above and beyond program coursework. As state licensure requirements may change frequently, students must contact the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to verify current requirements to become a licensed teacher. There may be additional qualifications and/or disqualifications applicable in order to work as a teacher with any local, state, or federal entity.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. 

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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