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Stay and learn in your own community. The Department of Special Education can train you to become the next teacher hero for all students with and without disabilities. Undergraduate and graduate programs available on campus and online. Learn more about available programs at Funding opportunities available for those who can commit to 3 or more years to the teaching profession.

Candidate Perspectives:

UH Manoa


Name: C. Okuhara
Program: Bachelor of Education, Exceptional Students and Elementary Education
Quote: “The College of Education is helping me to achieve and reach my dreams, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity to be in this amazing program! I chose this program because I wanted to work with all students and allow for all students to have an equal chance at learning.”


UH Manoa

Name: R. Dazzeo
Program: Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities Specialization
Quote: “The past three semesters in the post-baccalaureate certificate program in special education have been an incredibly rewarding experience. The support of the people in this program was evident from the very beginning. Also, the stipend and experiences in the classroom made this a very attractive entry into the classroom. As I’ve witnessed the academic environment around me, I’ve come to see the learning process from a student’s perspective as well as my own. Working with students with disabilities has allowed me to see the evolution of learning and the challenges of scaffolding the Common Core State Standards and lesson objectives in a way that make them attainable for all. As I’ve watched my students progress, I’ve enjoyed their growth as learners as much as they have.”

3. MEdT

UH Manoa

Name: J. Ford
Program: Master of Education in Teaching- Dual Secondary/Special Education
Quote: “The MEdT program provides both certification and a master’s degree, and with the dual content of special and general education, it can’t be beat. For me, as an emergency hire, the timing was critical as well. Everyone I’ve worked with at UH has been really supportive as I’ve applied and become a student. The content has been both immediately applicable to what I’m doing in the classroom as well as highly thought-provoking. The professors provide specific feedback and I can see my own improvement in skills-development as a teacher. The cohort might be one of the best assets to the program as I frequently draw on the advice and experiences of my fellow classmates. We have such a broad range of perspectives as we come from all islands. And the face-to-face weekends, while intense, definitely augment the learning curve and help to cover any materials for better understanding.”

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