The UH Hilo School of Education 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 guide action research to expand knowledge of teaching and learning.
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UH Hilo School of Education
The Heart of Our Learning Community
Our Degrees and Campus
The undergraduate Educational Studies certificate is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the methodologies, theories, tools, and issues that shape the field of education. The core courses in this certificate program provide students with background in educational foundations and developmental psychology. The elective courses allow students to select courses from a variety of educational content areas.
We offer a 36-credit Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT) campus-based (Elementary and Secondary) format which leads to initial licensure in the State of Hawaiʻi and a 30-credit Master of Education Program (M.Ed.) primarily distance based format for the professional development of in-service teachers.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is characterized as a comprehensive, diverse, regional university. Scholarship and research are an important part of faculty work and student engagement, but the primary focus is on providing high-quality baccalaureate and postgraduate education.
UH Hilo also offers the Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program for preparing mauli ola Hawaiʻi teachers.
The School of Education envisions its future as the heart of a learning community of caring, ethical, and creative people as faculty seek to fulfill the following mission: The purpose of the School of Education is to promote excellence in teaching and learning. The School fosters the professional vitality of reflective, caring educational practitioners who inspire students to recognize and act upon their power to positively transform both local and global environments.
The School of Education strives to fulfill the following goals.
- Teaching and learning are holistic endeavors.
- Empathy between self and others is an essential aspect of a pedagogical relationship.
- Effective teaching embraces artistic ideals.
- Excellence follows a rigorous path.
- Teachers are change agents capable of transforming the environments in which they work.
Student Experiences in Our Programs
Students learn in and out of the classroom, on and off campus, applied learning experiences and career placement.
Our Faculty and Staff
We are your academic ʻohana. We teach the vast majority of courses, using best practices from education research.