Master of Arts in Teaching

A licensure program for bachelor degree holders.

About the Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for the student who has graduated with a Bachelor of Art or Science degree and is seeking a licensure to teach.

The program combines current research and educational theory with practical field applications, along with a core curriculum that prepares graduates to meet Hawai‘i state licensure requirements in elementary, secondary, special education, Montessori/PK –K and PK – 3.

Licensure Programs

Elementary Education with Licensure

Develop skills in practice, theory, scholarship and communication as applied to the K-6 learner, and to meet state licensure requirements.

Secondary Education with Licensure

Develop skills in practice, theory, scholarship and communication as applied to grade 7-12 learners, and to meet state licensure requirements.

Students in Secondary Education must select a concentration area in Mathematics, English, Science or Social Studies.

Special Education

Develop skills in practice, theory, scholarship and communication as applied to the special education learner, and to meet state licensure requirements.

Early Childhood Education (PK-K)

Develop skills in practice, theory, leadership, scholarship, and communication skills as applied using Montessori approach to the Pre-K to Kindergarten learners.

This program provides requirements to be recommended for American Montessori Society (AMS) credential at the Early Childhood level as well as licensure in PK-K level.

Early Childhood Education Licensure (PK-3)

Develop skills in practice, theory, leadership, scholarship, and communication skills as applied using Montessori-based approach to the Pre-K to Grade 3 learners.

This program provides requirements to be recommended licensure in PK-3 level.

Advantages of the Program

Class Format

Convenient evening and online classes

Accelerated Schedule

Accelerated 10-week course semester/terms

Class Size

Small class sizes ensure individualized attention

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Program Admission

Admission for four terms beginning January, April, July, and October

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Timeline to Degree Completion

The program of study can be completed in 24 to 30 months.

Dedicated Faculty

Faculty with real-world experience and a commitment to personal mentoring