What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (B.Ed.) develops professional educators who are reflective practitioners dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and school renewal. The program is based on a standards-driven, field-based, and inquiry-oriented curriculum that employs 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 B.Ed. Program in Elementary 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 program prepares individuals for licensure in grades K - 6.

Teacher candidates complete core and field experience courses in elementary education and the capstone student teaching courses.

The B.Ed. in Elementary Education features:

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

Program Objectives:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education will:

  • Understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and design and implement developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
  • Use an understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
  • Work with others to create environments, which support individual and collaborative learning, and encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  • Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and create learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
  • Understand how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
  • Understand and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
  • Plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
  • Understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

Which department am I in?

College of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,000.00 per year
USD $1,125 per credit hour (1-11 Credits); USD $13,500 per semester (12-17 Credits); plus USD $1,125 per additional credit hour over 17 credit hours; for summer /winter USD $22,500 for 20 credits
Start date

26 August 2019, 21 January 2020, 24 August 2020

Venue

College of Professional Studies

1 Aloha Tower Drive,

HONOLULU,

Hawaii,

96813, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are preferred to have a 3.0 GPA or above in high school college preparatory courses. High school courses: In preparation for undertaking academic studies at the University, it is recommended that applicants have completed at a minimum the following courses: 4 years English; 4 years History or Social Science; 3 years Mathematics; 2 years Science. Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board (AP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) should have the official results forwarded to the Office of Admission.

For international students

Students are preferred to have a 3.0 GPA or above in high school college preparatory courses. Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board (AP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) should have the official results forwarded to the Office of Admission.

TOEFL (IBT) score 80 or higher regular; IELTS score 6; ELS Centers - 112; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) – 58

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