School of Education: Mission and Vision


The mission of Hawai‘i Pacific University’s School of Education (HPU SOE)  is to provide a quality academic program that integrates pedagogy and field experiences for teacher candidates in specific disciplines. The HPU SOE develops professional educators who are effective in teaching diverse students, who are inquirers and scholars, and who belong to a strong community of teachers able to provide leadership in their schools. The HPU SOE establishes a learning community of HPU faculty, mentor teacher practitioners, and staff who model best practices. The HPU SOE provides continuing support to teachers who have completed a teacher education program at HPU.


We envision a School of Education that will develop professional educators who are effective teachers, who excel in various settings, and who embrace the diversity of their students. Alumni of HPU’s School of Education will become part of a continually growing ‘ohana of teaching professionals with ties to the University. These professional educators will be experts in their content areas and will utilize best practices in teaching, incorporating specific attributes of their environments, including technology, into their teaching and learning experiences. These educators will recognize teaching and learning as active, reflective, and transformative processes, and they will serve as resources and change agents in addressing the educational expectations and needs of their communities.