HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATIONS

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:

STATE OF HAWAII
Department of Education
P.O. BOX 2360
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804

Employment/certification requirements for Hawaii are summarized as follows:

  1. Successful completion of a state-approved teacher education program from a university or college whose accreditation is recognized by the Hawaii State Department of Education. Student teaching in your major must be indicated on your transcript.
  2. Passing scores for the PRAXIS (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) Core Battery and Specialty Area Tests taken within the last five years. This requirement must be met even by individuals with a valid teaching certificate from a state with whom Hawaii has limited reciprocity. Information about the PRAXIS and Teaching in Hawaii is included.

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.

SUMMARY OF TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF HAWAII

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.

PRAXIS TESTS INFORMATION SHEET

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

EDUCATIONAL TESTING
The PRAXIS Series
P.O. Box 6051
Princeton, NJ
08541-6051

Telephone: 1-800-772-9476

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
1995-96

	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.

PRAXIS QUALIFYING SCORES HAWAII PRAXIS TEST CENTERS
									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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