Recognizing the unique mission of Brigham Young University Hawaii, teacher education programs quality teachers with the content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and professional dispositions required to meet the needs of students in today's diverse and changing society by teaching and modeling
- life-long learning and problem-solving abilities
- best current educational practices, balanced with gospel principles
- caring, compassionate, and collaborative service in the home, school, church and community, both locally and internationally.
Teacher education programs include a Bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and several content areas for Secondary Education. We also offer a post-baccalaureate teacher licensing program, which is available to qualified individuals and based on space availability. A Minor in Education is also available.
Elementary and Secondary Education teaching licenses are issued in Hawaii by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) to candidates who:
- receive a recommendation from Brigham Young University Hawaii after successful completion of a state-approved Teacher Education Program and
- successfully complete the additional licensing requirements for the State of Hawaii.
Teacher education programs at BYU-H hold accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation(CAEP), effective 10/1/2015 to 10/1/2020.
In addition to institutional accreditation review, the Teacher Education Programs offered by BYU-H are reviewed every five years through the State Approval of Teacher Education evaluation, coordinated and conducted by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB). Each teacher education program is evaluated in accordance with the standards adapted from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).