The UH Hilo Education Department provides pre-service and in-service teachers with high quality, integrated, inquiry-and field-based professional development, serves as a resource to area educators who are meeting the challenges of teaching in a culturally rich, technologically advanced society, and conducts as well as guides action research to expand knowledge of teaching and learning. The Department offers a Teacher Education Program (TEP) in both campus-based and web-based (secondary only) formats which leads to initial licensure in the State of Hawaiʻi, and a Master of Education Program (M.Ed.) for the professional development of in-service teachers.
Education Program website
Visit the Education Program website at http://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/education/.
The UH Hilo Education Department is dedicated to the holistic development of transformational educators who are committed to equity, empowerment, and a critical understanding of our world. The Department envisions its future as the heart of a learning community of caring, ethical, and creative people as faculty seek to fulfill the following mission: to promote the professionalization of teaching by providing and engaging in educational experiences that are holistic, empathic, artistic, rigorous, and transformational.
The Teacher Education Program at UH Hilo is designed to prepare teacher candidates for a license issued by the State of Hawaiʻi, either at the elementary (grades K-6) or secondary (grades 7-12) level. Secondary licensure is approved by licensure content area. The UHH Department of Education secondary licensure content areas are: Agriculture, Art, Computer Education, English, Hawaiian, Japanese, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies (includes Hawaiian Studies), Spanish, and Speech.
Additional information for the Teacher Education Program may be found at the TEP Web site.
Goals for Student and Candidate Learning in the Teacher Education Program
TEP graduates will be recommended for state licensure, receive a Certificate in Teacher Education, and be able to:
- Engage students in appropriate experiences that support their development as independent learners
- Create and maintain a safe and positive learning environment
- Provide learning opportunities that are inclusive and adapted to diverse learners
- Foster effective communication in the learning environment
- Demonstrate knowledge of content
- Design and provide meaningful learning experiences
- Use active student learning strategies
- Use appropriate assessment strategies
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Foster parent and school community relationships