Alternative Certificate in Teaching

Degree Awarded

Certificate of Competence (CO)

Offering Campus

Leeward Community College

Delivery Method

Online

Description

The Alternative Certification in Teaching Certificate equips candidates who have content knowledge with the pedagogy necessary to become effective secondary teachers in CTE classrooms. This alternative post-baccalaureate program applies to the following license fields to teach CTE in high schools: Arts and Communications, Business, Health Services, Industrial and Engineering Technology, Natural Resources, and Public and Human Services.

Three options are available for the Alternative Certification in Teaching Certificate candidates:

  • Track I
    • Candidates entering with a baccalaureate degree will complete coursework leading to a standard provisional license in a CTE content field.
  • Track II
    • Candidates who enter with an Associate degree in the content area and a minimum of three years of industry experience will complete coursework leading to a standard provisional restricted license in CTE.
    • Candidates entering for the alternate route to CTE Restricted licensure will complete an intake form for the Alternative Certification program counselor, and provide documentation of a passing score on the Praxis Core exam, documentation of industry experience and/or CTE content coursework.

Both tracks will prepare candidates who have content knowledge with the pedagogy necessary to become effective teachers in CTE classrooms.

Program URL

Admissions

Fall, Spring

Available

Statewide

Total # of Credit Hours

(Track I) 11 credits for Track 1, (Track II) 14-17 credits

Course Format

16-weeks

Schedule

Attendance Information

No on-campus visits required. Two semesters of required field practicum in a DOE CTE classroom may be completed at the student's home island.

Degree Awarded

Certificate of Competence (CO)

Contact

Brian Ichida
Email: ichida@hawaii.edu