Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or from a nationally recognized foreign institution.
3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester credits.
For applicants seeking elementary licensure, these courses must be completed, each with a grade of C or better, and in combination passed with a GPA of 2.75 or above: ED 341 (4) Literacy Development in the Elementary School, ED 343 (3) Math for Elementary School Teachers and ED 347 (3) Integrated Science and Social Studies for Elementary School Teachers.
Receive passing scores on the PRAXIS II Content Area exams.
A minimum of 40 hours previous experience in content area and grade levels of licensure.
Three recommendations from those who have observed the applicant in classroom settings.
Two professional statements detailing interest in the teaching profession and beliefs about student learning.
School of Education interview may be required.
For secondary applicants seeking licensure, the BA degree must be related to the content area of licensure.
Social Studies applicants must have the following prerequisites: 6 credits of World History, 3 credits of American History and 3 credits of Hawaiian History.
Applicants for whom English is not the native language must obtain a score of 550 (paper based test), 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based) on the TOEFL, or a 6.0 on the IELTS. Students with BA degrees from English-speaking institutions do not need to submit TOEFL scores.