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The Kahuawaiola Hawaiian and Indigenous Teacher Training Program is a three-semester graduate certificate program, delivered primarily through the medium of Hawaiian, specifically designed to prepare Mauli Ola Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian identity nurturing) teachers of the highest quality to teach in Hawaiian language medium schools, Hawaiian language and culture programs in English medium schools, and schools serving students with a strong Hawaiian cultural background. Kahuawaiola is accredited through the State Approval of Teacher Education Programs (SATE) and the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will have satisfied one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Hawaiʻi Teachers Standards Board. (See Graduation Requirements section for additional requirements for recommendation to the HTSB.)

Why Become a Teacher?

The work of a teacher is one of the most rewarding and fun careers one could undertake, for as a teacher, you have the opportunity to raise, shape, and mold the next generation. Your students will surely impacted by your work as a teacher and that impact will last for generations to come.