Hawaii Pacific University | School of Education

School of Education

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, public and public charter school settings

Aloha Future Teacher,

Welcome to the Hawai‘i Pacific University School of Education Website! I am delighted that you are considering a career in teaching!  Teaching is indeed a noble profession, and as a teacher, you will have the rare and wondrous opportunity to make an everlasting difference in the life of a child. You will teach and you will inspire; you will make miracles, and you will foster greatness in your students.

I am also so pleased that you are considering Hawai‘i Pacific University as a place to complete your program of professional preparation. In this truly innovative, field-based, inquiry-oriented, and technology-rich program, you will have many opportunities to create meaningful learning experiences for diverse students. You will present them with content in clear, challenging, and compelling ways, and you will collaborate with other teacher candidates, colleagues, and families to forge a learning community at your school.

Our faculty and staff are committed to your growth as a professional educator. We will equip you with all the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to ensure your success. As a first step, we have prepared this website to provide you with some valuable information about our degree programs.

If you have any questions or would like me to provide you with additional information, please stop by my office, call me at (808) 544-1477, or email me at rkiyomura@hpu.edu

As your 'ohana, we are committed to your success!

Aloha,

Roger Kiyomura, Ed.D

Director – School of Education

B.Ed. Elementary Education

Travis Butler

Coordinator, Downtown Campus

(808) 544-9385

jtbutler@hpu.edu

Please make an appointment by clicking on the link:

CPS AND MCP ADVISING 

 

M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Secondary Education or Educational Leadership

Dr. Roger Kiyomura

(808) 544-1477

rkiyomura@hpu.edu

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2028. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

Bachelor of Education - Elementary Education

Master of Education - Elementary Education

Master of Education - Secondary Education

·         English (6-12)

·         Mathematics (6-12)

·         Science (6-12)

·         Social Studies (6-12)

·         World Languages (6-12)

 

HPU's teacher education undergraduate and graduate licensure programs are approved by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board.

·         HTSB 2021 NBI

Hawai‘i Pacific University

School of Education

900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 200

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone:  (808) 544-0838

Fax:  (808) 544-0841

E-mail:  education@hpu.edu

 

MANI SEHGAL, A.B.D.

Dean, College of Professional Studies

Instructor of Education

Phone:  (808) 543-8046

E-mail:  msehgal@hpu.edu

 

ROGER KIYOMURA, ED.D.

Director, School of Education

Assistant Professor of Education

Phone:  (808) 544-1477

E-mail:  rkiyomura@hpu.edu

 

HAN NEE CHONG, ED.D.

Assistant Professor of Education (Educational Leadership)

Instructional Design & Technology Specialist

Phone:  (808) 544-1142

E-mail:  hnchong@hpu.edu

 

EUGENE GUILLIAN, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Coordinator for Secondary Education

Phone:  (808) 356-5229

E-mail:  eguillian@hpu.edu

 

KENNETH ROSSI, ED.D.

Assistant Professor of Organization Development and Change

Program Chair, Organization Development and Change

Phone:  (808) 544-1412

E-mail:  krossi@hpu.edu

 

KATHRYN VAUGHN, ED.D.

Assistant Professor of Education (Elementary)

Coordinator for Elementary Education

Phone:  (808) 566-2432

E-mail:  krvaughn@hpu.edu

 

 

 

Catherine Caine, M.Ed.

E-mail:  ccaine@hpu.edu

 

Dorothy Douthit, Ph.D.

E-mail:  ddouthit@hpu.edu

 

Ryan Mandado, M.S.Ed.

E-mail:  rmandado@hpu.edu

 

Natalia Sandoval, M.A.

E-mail:  nsandoval@hpu.edu

 

Jace Saplan, D.M.A.

E-mail:  jsaplan@hpu.edu

 

Paul Singer, M.A.

E-mail:  psinger@hpu.edu

 

Ashley Britten, MAODC

E-mail:  abritten@hpu.edu

 

Eric Hieger, Psy.D.

E-mail:  ehieger@hpu.edu

 

Dana Medeiros, M.A.

E-mail:  dmedeiros@hpu.edu

In the School of Education, field experiences are a paramount part of the Teacher Education Program.  To prepare effective educators, we offer our teacher candidates a variety of field experiences in public and private elementary, middle and high schools throughout the island of Oahu.  All field placements of our teacher candidates are made in which there is a formal agreement between Hawai‘i Pacific University, the school district and the schools.

All students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs will experience two semesters of clinical practice.  In the two semesters, teacher candidates will invest 225 hours per semester at a designated school.  Placement at a school is determined by various factors:  employment of the teacher candidate at the school, proximity of the teacher candidate’s residency to the school, convenience to the teacher candidate’s outside employment, etc.  Every effort is made to make the clinical practice meaningful, relevant and challenging to our students.

Field experiences are where teacher candidates acquire and refine their knowledge, abilities and skills about what they teach, who they teach and how to help students learn and grow; apply theories and best practice strategies; develop a sense of professional identification with the respective school; learn collaboration and teamwork with school colleagues and parents; evaluate their practice in teaching and ways to grow in an objective manner – individually and collectively – in reflective sessions with their mentor teacher and university professor; and become empowered to assume the roles and responsibilities of a classroom teacher. Each semester, teacher candidates will solo teach two full lessons, one while being observed and evaluated by their mentor teachers and the second by their faculty instructor. The observation allows for meaningful and immediate feedback that is invaluable for improvement and experience.

A Blue Ribbon feature of field experiences is our cadre of mentor teachers who are recommended by their school administrators as highly effective educators who can offer their experience and expertise to our teacher candidates.  Mentor teachers put in the time and effort to help our teacher candidates to improve their effectiveness in the classroom through their modeling of best practices, classroom observations, day-to-day interactions, and reflective sessions.

We look forward to meeting you and telling you more about the richness of our field experiences, and the success stories of many of our teachers employed at schools throughout Hawai‘i and the world.

 

 

 

Hawaiʻi Pacific University’s School of Education is a member in good standing for the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The teacher education licensure programs are nationally accredited until June 30, 2028.