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Admission to the Education Program

All students may study for a degree in Education following BYU–Hawaii guidelines. License seeking students, however, need to seek admission to the licensing track within the Teacher Education Program. Generally, these students have a desire to be a teacher in the public schools, either here in the USA or within their home country. Once admitted, students will be held to licensing standards which are more rigorous than general degree guidelines. The standards include PRAXIS testing, interviews, dispositional statements, student teaching, and other quality-related requirements. Once admitted, students may withdraw from the licensing track with written notification to the Faculty and after meeting with the Program academic advisor. Requirements and procedures for admission to the undergraduate teacher licensing program within the Teacher Education program will be explained in detail in EDUC 212, Foundation of Education. Following EDUC 212, these licensing students must be admitted to the licensing track before enrolling for EDUC 312, Effective Pedagogy. This requirement enables field placements to be found for the licensing student. However, the first point of contact should be the department Academic Adviser.

Admission to the licensing track includes the following criteria:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher - No D's or F's on the transcript.
  • Completion of Math 100 or higher, English 101 (with a C- or higher).
  • A graduation plan on file with the Academic Advisor.
  • Successful completion of EDUC 212 (C- or higher).
  • A completed application packet (available below or from the SOE office)
  • An interview with faculty in the School of Education, with final approval by the Chair of the School of Education.

Meeting all minimum standards does not guarantee admittance into a teacher education program.

Note: The information contained in this site is considered to be descriptive in nature. It does not constitute an irrevocable contract between the student and the School of Education. The School of Education reserves the right to make changes in the content of this site or in the documented course of study that it deems necessary or desirable to improve programs and/or to meet accreditation standards. These changes will always be made, however, through established procedures and announced in appropriate publications.

SOE Admissions packet sept 2018.pdf