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Teacher Education

About the Teacher Education Program

Recognizing the unique mission of Brigham Young University–Hawaii, teacher education programs prepare 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, locally and internationally.

Teacher education programs include a bachelor's degree 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. Minors in education and special education are also available.

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Teacher education programs at BYUH are fully accredited by The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), valid from June 2020 - June 2027.

Additionally, teacher education programs are reviewed annually by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB).