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Bachelor of Education

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The University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu Education Division is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, 2013-20). Faculty are committed to delivering high quality, student-centered instruction that prepares teacher candidates to be knowledgeable, skillful, responsive educators for a global society. Course delivery occurs both on-campus and online, with flexible scheduling that recognizes candidates’ busy family, work, and academic responsibilities.

During their program of study, teacher candidates participate in over 630 hours of field-based coursework, including introductory Early Field Experiences, Service Learning, Practicums, and Student Teaching. Field placements occur in partnership with Hawai‘i Department of Education schools island-wide and especially in Central and Leeward O‘ahu and on the Wai‘anae Coast. Additionally, teacher candidates complete a minimum 40 hours of Service Learning that is integrated into required pre-professional courses.

Each program of study culminates in a 15-week, full-time Professional Student Teaching semester in the teacher candidate’s chosen field. Upon successful completion of the B.Ed, the Education Division recommends graduates for a teaching license by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board.