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)
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT).
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: