Post Baccalaureate Licensure Program
This program is designed for Hawaii residents who already have a baccalaureate degree but desire to teach in public schools, but do not have an initial teacher license. Upon successful completion of coursework and practicum experience, including student teaching, candidates are recommended for initial licensure in either elementary education or secondary education to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.
- Applicants must have an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
- If the applicant is a rollover student from a BYUH undergraduate program, graduation progress must be verified by the Teacher Education Program.
Required coursework and practicum experiences will be determined after a review of the applicant's transcript by teacher education program faculty and staff.
Two separate applications are required for the post-baccalaureate program.
- Teacher Education Program
Teacher Education Program Application
The Teacher Education Program Application should be started before application to BYU–Hawaii.
- A completed Teacher Education Program application must be received at least one month before semester the applicant will begin.
- This requirement is waived if the applicant is a rollover student from a current BYUH undergraduate program AND a previous application and acceptance are still in place.
Available on the Apply to Church Schools webpage.
- A completed application must be received at least one month before semester the applicant will begin.
- A completed application must include;
- ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT.
- BIO / PROFILE.
- ESSAYS: No formal essays are required. However, applications must include “Applying for Teacher Certification Program” within the text box of the ESSAYS section.
- BYUH APPLICATION FEE: $35.
- This requirement is waived if the applicant is a rollover student from a current BYUH undergraduate program.
- OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
- Send to the Teacher Education Program OR directly to BYUH Admissions, attn: Jane HoChing Toluono.
- This requirement is waived If the applicant previously attended BYUH.
Leave of Absences
Leave of absences are not permitted in the Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program. Students who discontinue will be required to reapply for admission.
Financial Assistance | Scholarships
Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for BYUH sponsored scholarship money including academic program scholarships and merit scholarships. Students may utilize financial aid and scholarship monies external to BYUH including federal financial aid and private scholarships.
BYUH Student Benefits
Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for student benefits specifically provided by Brigham Young University–Hawaii. This includes, but is not limited to housing, scholarship, and medical.