College of Education to offer certificate, master's program statewide

Applications now being accepted; informational meetings scheduled on all islands

University of Hawaiʻi
Marcia Little, 808/956-6219
College of Education
Posted: Aug 26, 2002

The University of Hawaiʻi College of Education is offering teachers the opportunity to enroll in two programs — the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education (PBCSE) and the Masters in Special Education (MEd SPED) — and has scheduled informational meetings on all islands for interested applicants.

Both programs have been offered in the past on one neighbor island at a time. But now for the first time they will be offered simultaneously statewide, thanks to distance education programs through the Internet and condensed weekend instruction at sites to be determined over several weekends.

The certificate program will be offered in math, science, English and social studies. It is designed to accommodate both new teaching candidates and people who are already employed as teachers but who are unlicensed. Classes are taught online and/or during non-working hours.

The master‘s in special education program is a nationally accredited teacher education program; every student will be assigned an academic advisor within the department of special education.

Student travel is required approximately three weekends per semester. Air travel and accommodations will be provided to students traveling inter-island. Access to a computer and the Internet are required. Priority admission will be granted to applicants without access to other licensure programs.

Contact the Office of Student Advising Services at (808) 956-7849 for application materials for the PBCSE and the Department of Special Education at (808) 956-7956 for M.Ed. admission information. Prospective students are encouraged to apply immediately.

Public information meetings — PBCSE/MEd SPED

Kaua‘i - September 6 - 5:30 PM - Kaua‘i Community College, LRC 130

Maui - September 13 - 5:30 PM - Maui Community College, Kaaike 105 C/D

West Hawai‘i - September 20 - 5:30 PM - Hawai‘i Community College Business Technology & Training Center, Kopiko Plaza, Kona

Hilo - September 21 - 10:30 AM - Hawaii Community College, Manono Campus Bldg 388, Room 101

Molokai, Lanai, Hana - September 13 - 5:30 PM - Molokai Educational Center, Lanai Educational Center, Hana Educational Center (via interactive television)