Hawaii's current regulations require that a teaching certificate, to be issued only upon the employment of an individual as a teacher, school librarian or counselor with the Hawaii State Department of Education. Therefore, if you are Interested in professional employment in Hawaii, please write us requesting an application:
Employment/certification requirements for Hawaii are summarized as follows:
Please be aware that unless your teaching field is an identified critical shortage area, .you will need to be available in Hawaii over a period of time for school level interviews after you have met all certification requirements.
Applicants for the critical shortage fields my be given offers for employment prior to relocating to Hawaii Currently, our critical shortage teaching areas are Special Education, Mathematics, Science, Industrial Arts and School Library Services.
TEACHING CERTIFICATES- Issued for ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY or SPECIAL EDUCATION teaching positions.
INITIAL BASIC or PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE - Applicant must complete an undergraduate or graduate level state approved teacher education program from an accredited institution* and attain passing scores on the NTE Core Battery and Specialty Area Test, The Specialty Area Test is required to be taken only if it is available for an applicant's major and is a Test for which the Hawaii State Department of Education has established passing validated scores. All NTE scores are valid only for five years. The separate NTE Handout contains the updated information.
BASIC or PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE - Applicant must meet the above requirements and complete two years of successful performance in the public schools of Hawaii.
MAJOR/SUBJECT FIELDS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION
1. Agricultural Arts 13. Health and Physical Education 2. Vocational Agriculture (3600 hours)** 14. Home Economics 3. Art 15. Vocational Home Economics (1800 hours)** 4. Business Education 16. Industrial Arts 5. Distributive Education (1800 hours)** 17. Industrial Technical (3600 hours)** 6. Office Education (1800 hours)** 18. Mathematics 7. English 19. Music 8. Foreign Languages 20. Reading 9. Guidance 21. Sciences 10. Hawaiian Studies 22. Social Studies 11. Health 23. Speech 12. Physical Education 24. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages SPECIALIZED AREAS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION (All Grade Levels) 1. Special Education Mild/Moderate 4. Special Education Severe/Profound a. Specific Learning Disabled a. Emotionally Disturbed b. Emotionally Disturbed b. Severely Multiply-Handicapped c. Mentally Retarded c. Autistic d. Early Childhood d. Mentally Retarded 2. Special Education Hearing Impaired 5. Special Education Visually Impaired a. Deaf a. Partially-sighted b. Hard-of-Hearing b. Blind 3. Special Education Deaf/Blind 6. Special Education Orthopedicaily Handicapped MAJOR/SUBJECT FIELDS FOR (K-12) KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12 1. Art 3. Physical Education 2. Music 4. Reading
SUMMARY OF SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF HAWAII
SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE- For SCHOOL COUNSELING or SCHOOL LIBRARY positions.
INITIAL BASIC or PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE - Applicant must complete a state approved teacher education program* at the undergraduate or advanced level in school counseling or school library services and attain passing scores on the NTE Core Battery and Specialty Area Tests.
BASIC or PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE- Applicant must meet the above requirements and complete two years of successful performance in the. public schools of Hawaii.
*A state approved teacher education program is one which has been evaluated by an on-site visitation team as being systematically planned to meet the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) or state standards.
**Tade experience is required for these vocational technical fields.
The Hawaii Department of Education requires the following PRAXIS assessments:
Pre-Professional Skills (PPST) or Computer Based Tests (CBT): All applicants must take the PPST or CBT in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. CBT are administered through the Sylvan Learning Centers by appointment throughout the year. Interchanging an individual PPST with the equivalent CBT is permissible.
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) K-6 or 7-12: All applicants must take the level that is required for their certification area. However, applicants with K-12 certification areas are to select one level.
Subject Assessments: Elementary (K-6) applicants (including Early Childhood majors) are required to take the tests listed for the elementary level. Secondary/specialist applicants are required to take the subject assessments in the education major if the certification area is listed. If there is none listed, applicants are required to submit passing scores only for the PPST or CBT and the PLT.
CODE NUMBER OF THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS R8620.
NOTE: IMPORTANT - During the 1995-96 transition year, individuals who have NTE tests to complete may substitute the PPST or CBT in Math, Reading & Writing (all must be taken) for the General Knowledge and/or Communication Skills Tests of the NTE Core Battery; the PLT for the Professional Knowledge of the NTE Core Battery; or the PRAXIS Subject Assessments for the NTE Specialty Area Test. The option for the substitution is available only until August 28, 1996. After August 28, 1996, the complete PPST or CBT and PLT are required. In addition, previously validated NTE Specialty Area tests not listed on this Information Sheet will not be accepted by the Department after August 28, 1996. NTE score reports must be taken within five years of the date of submittal of an application to the Department.
HAWAII PRAXIS TEST LOCATIONS Island Location Code OAHU Brigham Young U-Hawaii 07425 St. Louis School 05098 Univ. of HI-Manoa 05107 Windward Community College 09257 HAWAII Univ. of HI-Hilo 05073 HAUI Maul Comm. College-Kaunakakai 11541 Maui Comm. College-Kahului 05079 KAUAI Kauai Community College 05086
OTHER PRAXIS TEST INFORMATION
For information on other test locations, fee, or registration materials
SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS
Oahu-Kailua (808) 263-6656
Hawaii-Hilo (808) 933-3370
Maui-Wailuku (808) 244-6119
For a complete listing of Sylvan Learning Centers for Computer Based Tests, call (800) 967-1100.
PRAXIS: TEST ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE
Tests Offered Test Date PPST/Core Battery/PLT October 28, 1995 PPST/Specialty Area/Subject Assessments November 11, 1995 PPST/Core Battery/PLT February 3, 1996 PPST/Specialty Area/Subject Assessments March 23, 1996 PPST/Core Battery/PLT May 4, 1996 PPST/Core Battery/Specialty Area/ Subject Assessments/PLT July 13, 1996 PRAXIS QUALIFYING SCORES Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) OR Computer Based Tests (CBT) Minimum All applicants must take either the PPST or CBT CODE Scores PPST, Reading 10710 175 PPST, Writing 20720 171 PPST, Math 10730 176 or CBT, Reading 322 CBT, Writing 316 CBT, Math 321 Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Applicants with K-12 certification areas, select one level only. All other applicants must take the level required for the certification area. PLT, K-6 30522 NA PLT, 7-12 30524 NA Subject Assessments Art Content, Tradition, Criticism & Aesthetics 20132 135 Content Knowledge 10133 NA Biology (includes all Life Science areas) Content Knowledge, Part 1 20231 161 Pedagogy 20234 139 Business Education 10100 550 Chemistry Content Knowledge 20241 144 Physical Science: Pedagogy 30483 151 School Guidance and Counseling 20420 580 Elementary (includes Early Childhood) Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment 10011 164 Content Area Exercises 20012 135 English Language, Literature & Composition 10041 164 Pedagogy 30043 150 French Productive Language Skills 20171 164 Content Knowledge 10173 NA German 20180 490 Home Economics Education 10120 560 Library Media Specialist 10310 610 Mathematics Content Knowledge 10061 147 Pedagogy 20065 140 Music Concepts & Processes 30111 145 Content Knowledge 10113 NA Physical Education Content Knowledge 10091 NA Movement Forms-Analysis & Design 30092 145 Physical Science Content Knowledge 20481 164 Pedagogy 30483 151 Physics Content Knowledge 10261 144 Physical Science: Pedagogy 30483 151 General Science Content Knowledge, Part 1 10431 157 Physical Science: Pedagogy 30483 151 Social Studies Content Knowledge 10081 154 Pedagogy 30084 144 Spanish Content Knowledge 10191 171 Pedagogy 30194 150 Special Education Knowledge-Based Core Principles 10351 NA Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/ 20371 NA Emotional Disturbances Teaching English as a Second Language 20360 510 Technology Education (formerly Industrial Arts Ed). 10050 560 NOTES: NA = Not available at this time; will be available after the first operational administration of this test.
PRAXIS TESTS INFORMATION SHEET
Core Battery Tests: All applicants must take Communication Skills, General Knowledge and Professional Knowledge Tests.
Specialty Area Tests: Elementary (K-6) applicants (including Early Childhood majors) are required to take the Education in the Elementary School Specialty Area Test.
Secondary/Specialist applicants are required to take the Specialty Area Test in their teacher education major if the major is listed below. If there is no Specialty Area Test listed, applicants are required to submit Core Battery Scores only.
NOTE: Tests must be taken within the last five years from the date of application submittal to the Department of Education.
PRAXIS Registration Bulletin may be obtained from PRAXIS Test Centers or Educational Testing Service (ETS). Registration materials are in the PRAXIS Bulletin.
COST: $75.00 - CORE BATTERY ($25.001each)
$50.00 - SPECIALTY AREA
Refer to current PRAXIS Program Bulletin for updated test costs.
CODE NUMBER FOR THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS R8620.
Minimum CORE BATTERY TESTS Code Scores Test of Communication Skills 20500 651 Test of General Knowledge 10510 647 Test of Professional Knowledge 30520 648 SPECIALTY AREA TESTS Art Education 10130 530 Biology 10230 530 Biology and General Science 10030 550 Business Education 10100 550 Chemistry 10240 470 Chemistry, Physics & General Science 10070 540 Education in the Elementary School (K-6) 20010 550 English Language and Literature 10040 540 French 10170 520 German 20180 490 Home Economics Education 10120 560 Library Media Specialist (School Librarian) 10310 610 Mathematics 10060 530 Music Education 10110 520 Physical Education 10090 560 Physics 10260 430 School Guidance & Counseling 20420 580 Social Studies 10080 530 Spanish 10190 530 Special Education 10350 600 Teaching English as A Second Language 20360 510 Technology Education (formerly Industrial Arts Education) 10050 560
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