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Teacher Education & COVID-19 (March 16, 2020)


Teacher Education Faculty recognizes the impact of COVID-19. We understand the need to make adjustments to current courses and practicum as per updated guidelines from CES, BYU–Hawaii Administration, and the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE). All adjustments will be made with the best interest of teacher education students in mind.

The Teacher Education Program at BYU–Hawaii will continue with its goal to "prepare 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."

Click here for current information regarding adjustments to Teacher Education courses and practicum.

On May 13-14 Brigham Young University–Hawaii will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Team is soliciting public comments about the quality of educator preparation provided by Brigham Young University–Hawaii. For information about the AAQEP standards, read the AAQEP accreditation wepage. We value the perspectives of faculty, students, alumni, P-12 partners, and anyone else who has knowledge of or experience of our program.

All comments must be submitted by April 15 through the AAQEP website.

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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:

  1. life-long learning and problem-solving abilities.
  2. best current educational practices, balanced with gospel principles.
  3. 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:

  1. receive a recommendation from Brigham Young University–Hawaii after successful completion of a state-approved Teacher Education Program and
  2. successfully complete the additional licensing requirements for the State of Hawaii.

Teacher education programs at BYUH 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 BYUH 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) .