Post Baccalaureate Licensure Option
Hawaii residents with an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education who desire to teach in the public schools, but do not have an initial teacher license, may apply for admission to the Relevant licensing track in Elementary or Secondary Ed. Once admitted, the individual must complete the requirements as outlined for the chosen teacher licensing program. Not all applicants are accepted.
- Grade point average of 2.5 or higher
- No D's or F's on the transcript.
- Praxis II: Content Test depending on the major.
- A completed School of Education admissions packet.
- Application for admission into BYUH on file with the Admissions Office
- Acceptance will be based on space available.
* (see approved teaching majors under "Secondary Education")
- Recommendation from an accredited School of Education (see "Note" below).
- A completed application for a teacher license (an application form may be obtained online at https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/).
- Passing scores (which are set by the HTSB) on all required Praxis exams (see Academic Advisor for current information).
The decision to "recommend" is based upon the successful completion of all requirements for graduation from the institution and the successful completion of all performance expectations during the professional field experiences. Completion of requirements for graduation from the University does not automatically guarantee that a student will be recommended for a teaching license by the School of Education.
Upon "recommendation" by the institution and successful completion of the state's requirements, the individual is issued a teaching license by the state, which is required in order to be employed as a public school teacher. This license is transportable to 39 other U.S. states because of reciprocity agreements between these states. The remaining states have their own unique requirements.
It is the responsibility of each student who plans to teach in another state or country to enquire early in their program about the teacher licensing requirements in that country and arrange to meet these additional requirements (see Academic Advisor for information).
|States||Dept. of Education||Licensing|
|American Samoa||AS||American Samoa (N/A)|
|District of Columbia||DC||District of Columbia|
|New Hampshire||NH||New Hampshire|
|New Jersey||NJ||New Jersey|
|New Mexico||NM||New Mexico|
|New York||NY||New York|
|North Carolina||NC||North Carolina|
|North Dakota||ND||North Dakota|
|Northern Marianas Islands||MP||Northern Marianas Islands (N/A)|
|Puerto Rico||PR||Puerto Rico (N/A)|
|Rhode Island||RI||Rhode Island|
|South Carolina||SC||South Carolina|
|South Dakota||SD||South Dakota|
|Virgin Islands||VI||Virgin Islands|
|West Virginia||WV||West Virginia|
|Country||Department of Education|
|Hong Kong||HK Education Bureau|
|New Zealand||New Zealand DOE|
|South Korea||South Korea DOE|
Hawaii Performance Content Standards
Hawaii Performance Content Standards ('99-'02 version)
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
Hawaii job opportunities
you are planning to teach in the US but outside of the Hawaiian Islands please visit the United States Department of Education's Standards web site.