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Opportunities in Teaching Special Education

UH College of Education, Special Education Dept. News Release

Ever thought about becoming a teacher? There are wonderful opportunities available for you to impact the lives of your keiki here on Molokai. Programs from the University of Hawaii at Manoa are now available that would allow you to stay at home, get your teaching license, and then work as a teacher in your own community!

We have a new Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education for those interested in working with keiki in preschool through third grade. This program leads to a dual license and requires online coursework with field placements in a local school.  There may be a possible stipend to help with some of the tuition costs for this program.

We also offer a two-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education for anyone that already has a Bachelor’s degree in any field.  This program may have a full stipend to cover the tuition costs with an agreement to serve in a Hawaii DOE school for a minimum of three years. You may seek licensure in Early Childhood (PK-3), Elementary (K-6), or Secondary (6-12).  This part-time program has some flexibility that may allow you to continue working while in the program. This program involves online courses with field experiences in local schools a few days a week.

For current educators there is a fully online Master’s degree in Special Education available. There is also a brand new opportunity to obtain your Master’s degree with a Literacy Specialist emphasis. Those that are interested in behavior analysis can pursue the first approved Board Certified Behavior Analyst program ever offered in Hawaii. There are many new programs to help you advance your career in education.

Take advantage of this great career opportunity and come to the UH Maui College Molokai campus on Friday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. to learn about each program and how to get started.  Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 semester! To learn more and receive detailed information on the program of your interest, please fill out a short contact form at bit.ly/spedinfo. You may also contact Janet Kim, Special Education Recruitment Advisor, by calling (808) 726-0054 or emailing her at spedinfo@hawaii.edu.

Make an impact — become a teacher!

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