School of Education: About Us

The School of Education develops professional educators who are reflective practitioners dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and school renewal. Its degree programs are based on standards-driven, field-based, and inquiry-oriented curricula that employ cutting-edge educational technology to integrate content and pedagogy. Employing an electronic portfolio-based assessment system, university faculty and mentor teachers guide the candidate's progress in achieving professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. 

Hawai‘i Pacific University's School of Education prepares candidates to become competent, caring, and professional educators through classroom discussions and field experiences. Teacher candidates learn in small classes and enjoy individualized attention by university faculty and mentor teachers.

The HPU School of Education prepares candidates for licensure in elementary and secondary education. Teacher candidates complete core and field experience courses as well as the capstone clinical practice (student teaching) courses.

 The School of Education degree programs feature:

  • Convenient evening course offerings
  • Small class size
  • Field experiences courses
  • Web-enhanced courses and electronic portfolios
  • Mentorship by teachers in private and public school settings

 First Graduates