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How to Become a Teacher in Hawaii: Teacher Certification

This is a general guide to the steps a person might take to become certified to teach in the state of Hawaii. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.

For information on teaching salaries in Hawaii, see here.

Traditional Approach for the Hawaii Teacher Certification

  1. A degree from an accredited institution is required
  2. Do some teacher prep that includes teaching experience - it is required by Hawaii Dept. of Ed.
  3. Pass the:
    • Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST)
    • Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)
    • Praxis II Content Exams
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $240 check/money order payable to Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Also, include copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
      650 Iwilei Road, Suite 201
      Honolulu, HI 96817
      Attention: Licensing Section
      Call a representative for more information (808) 586-2616
  5. Looking to renew your Hawaii Certification?

Sources:

  1. Educational Testing Service, https://www.ets.org/
  2. State of Hawai'i, Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board, https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/

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