Accreditation

The University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu (UHWO) Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree, with concentrations in elementary, middle-level, and secondary education, is Leeward O‘ahu's baccalaureate-level teacher preparation program. In spring 2012, the elementary program achieved national recognition by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), and in spring 2013, the Division of Education (the unit) was accredited by the prestigious National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Now in our 7-year accreditation cycle, the Education Division embraces a Continuous Improvement model, under the guidance of the newly reorganized accreditation body, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

We welcome you to explore the CAEP folder, which contains current, on-going assessments of the unit and our candidates' knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Also available for your information are links to comprehensive data from the spring 2013 NCATE Electronic Exhibit Room.

CAEP (2013-2020)

An NCATE Accredited Institution Unit Accreditation Board (NCATE) Findings
    Accreditation Notification
    Accreditation Action Report

B.Ed Teacher Education Continuous Improvement Plan
    Unit Operations, Assessments, & Data Sources
    Candidate Proficiencies Aligned with Standards

AY 2013-14 Assessment Data
Signature Assignment Executive Summary
    Selected Signature Assignments
Field Experience Final Evaluations
    Practicum: Blocks 1, 2, & 3
    Student Teaching
ILO Writing Intensive [WI] Assignment Evaluations
    Fall 2013 WI Report
    Spring 2014 “Closing The Loop” WI Report
Teacher Candidate Knowledge of Content
    Content Area Grades
    Praxis II Pass Rates
Graduate Exit Surveys
    Fall 2013
    Spring 2014
Candidate Evaluations of Mentor Teachers
    Fall 2013
    Spring 2014
Mentor Teacher Evaluations of Program
    Comments
    Survey Data
Employee Survey
Principal's Letters of Support
    August Ahren Letter of Support
    Ka‘ala Elementary Letter of Support
    Leihoku Letter of Support
    Maili Elementary Letter of Support
    Makaha Letter of Support
    Nanakuli Elementary Letter of Support
    Nanakuli/Waianae Complex Letter of Support
Professional Bios

NCATE Spring 2013

Aloha e komo mai to the Board of Examiners from The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) from the teacher candidates, faculty, staff and administrators at the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu! We are pleased to present you with our electronic portfolio.

Here you will find important information about our program. We are excited about sharing the successes of our candidates, graduates, and faculty with NCATE, the HTSB, and other visitors who will explore this site!

General Background & Conceptual Framework

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Report
Alignment of State, Professional & Institutional Standards
Conceptual Framework
Course Syllabi
Division of Education Faculty Meeting Minutes
Elementary Education Program Brochure
Elementary Education Program of Study Template
Institutional Report
List of Exhibits Cited in Institutional Report
Notice of Solicitation of Third Party Testimony
Preconditions Report & Report of Approval
UHWO General Catalog

Standard 1: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, & Professional Dispositions

Conceptual Framework
Content Area Course Grades — Executive Summary 2010-2012
Course Syllabi
Elementary Education Advising Sheet
Employee Survey: 2011-2012
Employer Survey: 2011-2012
Graduate Exit Surveys: 2009 Fall | 2010 Fall | 2011 Spring | 2011 Fall | 2012 Spring
Graduate Exit Surveys — Executive Summary 2009-2012
Honoring Native Hawaiian Culture
Lesson Plan Template
Professional Dispositions Policy & Procedures
Professionalism Alert Form
Professionalism Alert Documentation
Signature Assignment Data — Executive Summary 2010-2012
Student Teaching Final Evaluations — Executive Summary 2009-2012
Teacher Candidate Work Samples & Exemplars

Standard 2: Assessment System & Unit Evaluations

ACEI Program Report
Alignment of State, Professional & Institutional Standards
Conceptual Framework
Content Area Course Grades — Executive Summary 2010-2012
Course Syllabi
Elementary Education Program of Study Template
Faculty Summaries & Reflections on Candidate Signature Assignments:
      EDEE 424 | EDEE 432 | EDEE 434 | EDEE 435
Notice of Solicitation of Third Party Testimony
Praxis II — Elementary Content Knowledge — Pass Rates 2010-2012
Program Evaluation Surveys 2010-2012
Signature Assignment Data - Executive Summary 2010-2012
Student Teaching Final Evaluations — Executive Summary 2009-2012
TEAC Meeting Minutes: Jun 2011 | Oct 2011 | Mar 2012
Teacher Candidate Concerns & Resolutions
Teacher Candidate Evaluation Forms: Early Field Experience | Practicum | Student Teaching
Teacher Candidate Work Samples & Exemplars
UHWO Academic Grievance Policy & Procedures
Title II Report Card (2010-2011)
Yearly Program Reports to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

Standard 3: Field Experiences & Clinical Practice

Course Syllabi
Employer Survey: 2011-2012
Field Placement Policy & Procedures
Field Experience Candidate Placement Preference Form — Practicum
Field Experience Mentor Teacher Interest Survey
Graduate Exit Surveys: 2009 Fall | 2010 Fall | 2011 Spring | 2011 Fall | 2012 Spring
Graduate Exit Surveys — Executive Summary 2009-2012
Lesson Plan Template
Practicum Final Evaluations — Executive Summary 2010-2012
Praxis II — Elementary Content Knowledge — Pass Rates 2010-2012
Program Evaluation Surveys 2010-2012
Signature Assignment Data — Executive Summary 2010-2012
State, Professional & Institutional Standards Alignment Table
Student Teaching Application
Student Teaching Final Evaluations - Executive Summary 2009-2012
TEAC Meeting Minutes: Jun 2011 | Oct 2011 | Mar 2012
Teacher Candidate Evaluation of Mentor Teachers — Executive Summary
Teacher Candidate Evaluation Forms: Early Field Experience | Practicum | Student Teaching
Teacher Candidate Work Samples & Exemplars
UHWO ILO #5: Assessment Report

Standard 4: Diversity

Board of Regents Faculty Evaluation Policy
Conceptual Framework
Course Syllabi
EDEE 415 Signature Assignment Description & Data Tables
Faculty Curriculum Vitae
Honoring Native Hawaiian Culture
Lesson Plan Template
Practicum Final Evaluations — Executive Summary 2010-2012
Signature Assignment Data — Executive Summary 2010-2012
State, Professional & Institutional Standards Alignment Table
Student Teaching Final Evaluations — Executive Summary 2009-2012
Teacher Candidate Work Samples & Exemplars

Standard 5: Faculty Qualifications, Performance & Development

Board of Regents Faculty Evaluation Policy
Conceptual Framework
Course Syllabi
Faculty Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Summaries & Reflections on Candidate Signature Assignments:
      EDEE 424 | EDEE 432 | EDEE 434 | EDEE 435
Faculty Scholarly Publications
Field Placement Policy & Procedures
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) Standards for Teacher Preparation
Practicum Final Evaluations — Executive Summary 2010-2012
Student Teaching Final Evaluations — Executive Summary 2009-2012
Teacher Candidate Work Samples & Exemplars
UHWO Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence
UHWO Criteria and Guidelines for Promotion & Tenure
UHWO Homepage
2009-15 UHPA — BOR/UH Contractual Agreement

Standard 6: Unit Governance & Resources

Elementary Education Program Brochure
Faculty Curriculum Vitae
TEAC Meeting Minutes: Jun 2011 | Oct 2011 | Mar 2012
UHWO General Catalog
2009-15 UHPA — BOR/UH Contractual Agreement

Institutional Report Addendum

Division of Education Budget Proposal AY 2012-13
Faculty Governance Chart
Institutional Organization
Institutional Report Addendum
Special Faculty Meeting Minutes: 2 Aug 2012 | 13 Aug 2012
Unit Professional Development Activities

 


 

Course Syllabi

EDEE 200 Early Field Experience
EDEE 201 Introduction to Teaching as a Career
EDEE 297 Educational Media & Technology
EDEE 310 Education in American Society
EDEE 324 Health Education for K-6
EDEE 325 Creative & Performing Arts
EDEE 400B Block B Practicum
EDEE 405 Education & Special Needs Students
EDEE 415 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners
EDEE 422 Reading Methods
EDEE 424 Language Arts Methods
EDEE 426 Block I Practicum & Seminar
EDEE 432 Math Methods
EDEE 434 Science Methods
EDEE 435 Social Studies Methods II
EDEE 436 Block II Practicum & Seminar
EDEE 490 Student Teaching
EDEE 492 Student Teaching Seminar

Division of Education Faculty Meeting Minutes

AY 2010-2011
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
July 2011

AY 2011-2012 September 2011
October 2011
November 2011
December 2011
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
May 2012

Faculty Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Susan Adler, Professor
Dr. Michael Hayes, Associate Professor
Dr. Mary Heller, Professor
Dr. Jeanne Iorio, Associate Professor
Dr. Richard Jones, Assistant Professor
Dr. Paula Major, Associate Professor
Dr. Julia Myers, Assistant Professor
Ms. Linda Oba, Part Time Lecturer
Dr. Carol Price, Part Time Lecturer
Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, Assistant Professor

Faculty Publications

Heller, M. (2006). Telling stories and talking facts: First graders’ engagements in a nonfiction book club. The Reading Teacher, 6(4), 358-369.

Jones, R. & Swanson, E. (2009). Understanding elementary teachers’ use of science teaching time: Lessons from the Big Sky Science Partnership. The Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations, 11, 163-192.

Mathis, P. & Boyd, N. (2009) Who is teaching Social Studies?: Pre-Service teachers’ reaction. Social Studies Research and Practice, 4(3).

Myers, J. (2012). Lesson study as a means for facilitating preservice teacher reflectivity. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(1).

Szabo, Z. & Schwartz, J. (March, 2011). Learning methods for teacher education: the use of online discussions to improve critical thinking. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 20, 79-94.