Hawaii - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Area: 
Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

In order to become a certified teacher in Hawaii, an applicant must complete a state approved teacher preparation program and demonstrate basic skills.

Body: 

(a) A renewable standard license may be granted to an applicant for five years provided that the individual has met the following criteria:
(1) Satisfactorily completed a state-approved teacher, librarian, or counselor education program;
(2) Demonstrated basic skills and subject area competency in a manner prescribed by the board;
(3) Obtained clearance in the professional fitness check;
(4) Pays license feeds as established by the board; and
(5) Effective July 1, 2015, submits verification of at least three out of the last five years of satisfactory full time teaching in Hawaii or another state.

(b) A renewable standard license may also be granted to an applicant for five years provided that the individual has met the following criteria:
(1) Possesses a valid National Board Certification in the field for which a license is sought and holds a valid license from a state that participates in the Interstate Agreement on Qualification of Personnel;
(2) Obtained clearance in the professional fitness check;
(3) Pays license feeds as established by the board; and
(4) Effective July 1, 2015, submits verification of at least three out of the last five years of satisfactory full time teaching in Hawaii or another state.

Adopting Authority: 
Standards Board
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/14/2016
For More Info: http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensing-permits-overview/