Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education

Degree Awarded

Bachelors of Education (B.Ed)

Offering Campus

UH Mānoa

Delivery Method



To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community colleges in the UH system. Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

The Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education program allows candidates to earn their bachelor’s degree along with eligibility for two teaching licenses at the early childhood level. This emphasis prepares teachers for young children with and without disabilities in preschool through 3rd grade (PK-3) general, inclusive, or special education settings. Program graduates are prepared to teach in a range of settings including private preschools, Headstart programs, Hawaii Department of Education preschool classes, and other community settings.

Program URL


Fall (*even years only)



Total # of Credit Hours


Course Format

16-weeks (semester long)


Attendance Information

Online synchronous class meetings typically held on weekdays from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM HST. Face-to-face sessions are held twice each semester on Saturdays. Neighbor island students can travel to Oahu; some financial support is provided to assist with travel

Degree Awarded

Bachelors of Education (B.Ed)


COE Special Education Department
Phone: (808) 956-7956
Email: spedinfo@hawaii.edu
URL: https://info.coe.hawaii.edu/sped-advising