April 16, 2018

Hawaii Teacher Certification

Average Teacher Salary: $51,599
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $41,630

Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:

You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in Hawaii schools. There are no special undergraduate coursework requirements in individual subject areas for Hawaii teacher certification. You will, however, need to complete a Hawaii-approved teacher preparation program. For details, see this site:
State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEP)
For a list of alternative teacher preparation programs, see the National Center for Alternative Certification Web site.


For teacher certification in Hawaii, you’ll need to take the
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test
Specifically, you’ll need to take the
Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
and the
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT).

Reciprocity Agreements

The State of Hawaii has limited reciprocity agreements to accept teaching credentials from 38 other states and the District of Columbia.

Facts about Hawaii Teacher Certification

Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in Hawaii for one year, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.

For Further Information

You can contact the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board about teacher certification at this address:
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
650 Iwilei Rd, #201
Honolulu, Hi 96817

Or you can call at 808.586.2600.
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the Hawaii teacher certification process:

Hawaii Department of Education
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board