HI Teacher Requirements and Available Licenses

Hawaii Certification Requirements and Available Licenses



Early Childhood Education, P-3

Elementary Education, K-6

Special Education - Mild/Moderate P-12 

Mathematics, Grades 6-8 

Science, Grades 6-8 

Social Studies, Grades 6-12 

Mathematics, Grades 6-12 

Biology, Grades 6-12 

Chemistry, Grades 6-12 

Physics, Grades 6-12 

English, Grades 6-12 

Earth Science 6-12

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, P-12 

Not Available: Educational Leadership 


The Hawaii Teacher Standards Board has the following requirements for all applicants for initial teacher certification:

1. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a teacher education program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home-state of the program.

2. BASIC SKILLS EXAM: Passing scores on the required basic skills exam.

3. CONTENT AND PEDAGOGY EXAMS: Passing scores on all of the required Praxis content exams.

For further details on Hawaii teacher certification requirements, please see http://www.htsb.org/.






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