Nā Koina o ka Papahana Kahuawaiola

Program Requirements

He papahana hoʻomākaukau kumu aʻo ʻo Kahuawaiola e mālama ʻia nei e Ke Koleke ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi ʻo Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, e like me ke koi a ke kānāwai, ma loko o ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi wale nō, a pēlā nō hoʻi ma luna o ke kahua moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi. I ka wā e kū nei, he mālama wale ʻia nō nā papa kahua ʻike o Kahuawaiola i ke kauwela a ʻaʻole i ke kau kula maʻamau. Me ia manaʻo e ʻae ʻia ai ke komo o nā moho hou ma ka hoʻomaka o ke kauwela wale nō. Ma nā kau hāʻulelau a me ke kupulau, hoʻonoho ʻia nā moho Kahuawaiola i nā kula mauli ola kaiapuni me ke kōkua o nā kahu aʻoākumu a me ka luna aʻoākumu me ke aʻo ʻia o nā papa seminā ma nā hopenapule.


The Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program is a program provided, as mandated by law, through the medium of the state’s official Hawaiian language and community-based culture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s College of Hawaiian Language, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani. Core course work for the program begins in the summer; therefore, admittance into the program shall be granted prior to the summer session only.

He papahana ʻo Kahuawaiola i hoʻolālā ʻia e like me ke noi a ka ʻAha Kauleo o ka ʻOihana Hoʻonaʻauao O Ka Mokuʻāina ʻO Hawaiʻi i papahana ma loko o ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi wale nō a e kū ana i ke ʻano o nā kuʻia ālai hele kula e ʻike ʻia ana e nā kumu laikini ʻole e aʻo ana ma nā kula kaiapuni Hawaiʻi ma nā ʻāina like ʻole. He papahana kūpono loa kēia na nā mea e manaʻo ana e aʻo i loko o nā kula kaiapuni Hawaiʻi, nā polokalamu aʻo ʻōlelo a moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi a me nā kula e lawelawe ana paha i nā haumāna kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi. Hāmama ka polokalamu i nā ʻano haumāna like ʻole a pau, ʻaʻole i nā haumāna wale nō nona ka B.A. Haʻawina Hawaiʻi no Ke Kulanui O Hawaiʻi Ma Hilo, akā, i kēlā mea kēia mea nona kekahi kēkelē muapuka e koi ana he 120 ʻai a ʻoi paha, he 45 a ʻoi ma ka pae 300 a ma luna aʻe paha a e kō ana nā koina ʻōlelo a moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi e helu ʻia ana ma lalo iho.

Kahuawaiola will be of special interest to those planning to teach in Hawaiian medium schools, Hawaiian language and culture programs in English medium schools, and schools serving students with a strong Hawaiian cultural background. All interested persons with a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university with an approved major requiring a minimum of 120 credits, 45 of which are at the 300 level or above, may be accepted if they meet the Hawaiian language and culture course work requirements of the program.





Nā Koina Komo

Entrance Requirements

1. Ka hoʻopihapiha pono ʻana i ka ʻōpaʻa pepa noi komo;

1. Completion of the application packet;

2. He kēkelē puka kulanui no kekahi kulanui i ʻāpono ʻia;

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;

3. He mēkia i ʻāpono ʻia e ka Mokuna Papahana Kālaiʻike;

3. A major approved by the Academic Studies Division;

4. Ka ʻawelike kaha he 3.0 a ʻoi ma ka puka kulanui ʻana; a i ʻole he 3.0 a ʻoi ma loko mai o nā ʻai hope he 60 o ka mēkia;

4. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the cumulative undergraduate record or from the last 60 semester credits for the undergraduate degree completed;

5. Ka ʻawelike kaha he 2.75 a ʻoi ma ka mēkia.

5. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major.

6. ʻEhā makahiki ma ka papa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi me ka ʻawelike kaha he 2.75 a ʻoi no ka makahiki ʻekolu a me ka ʻehā; a i ʻole ka ʻāpono a ka Mokuna Papahana Kālaiʻike ma muli o ka puka ʻana ma kahi hōʻike mākaukau ʻōlelo;

Four years of Hawaiian language with a minimum GPA of 2.75 for the third and fourth years; or permission from the Academic Studies Division based on an evaluation of fluency;

7. Ka puka ʻana ma ka papa: Haw 490;

7. Successful completion of Haw 490;

8. Ka puka ʻana ma hoʻokahi o kēia mau papa: Hwst 111, 211, 213; a i ʻole ka ʻāpono a ka Mokuna Haʻawina ma muli o ka puka ʻana ma ka hōʻike mākaukau moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi;

8. Successful completion of one of the following: Hwst 111, 211, 213; or permission from the Academic Studies Division based on an evaluation of Hawaiian cultural knowledge and skills;

9. Ka puka ʻana ma hoʻokahi o kēia mau papa: Hwst 205, 471, 472, 473, 474; a i ʻole ka ʻāpono a ka Mokuna Papahana Kālaiʻike ma muli o ka puka ʻana ma ka hōʻike mākaukau moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi;

9. Successful completion of one of the following: Hwst 205, 471, 472, 473, 474; or permission from the Academic Studies Division based on an evaluation of Hawaiian cultural knowledge and skills;

10. 50 hola hana (hai a manawaleʻa paha) ma kekahi kula mauli ola Hawaiʻi; a i ʻole he 30 hola hana (hai a manawaleʻa paha) ma ke kula mauli ola Hawaiʻi me ke 30 hou hola hana (hai a manawaleʻa paha) ma ka hoʻomohala haʻawina ʻana ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi;

10. 50 hours of (paid or volunteer) teaching experience through the medium of Hawaiian, OR 30 hours of (paid or volunteer) teaching experience through the medium of Hawaiian AND 30 hours of (paid or volunteer) experience in Hawaiian medium curriculum development;

11. Ka puka ʻana ma hōʻike Praxis I (heluhelu, kākau, makemakika) a me ka māhele maʻiʻo kula kiʻekiʻe o ka hōʻike Praxis II e ʻimi ʻia ai ka laikini na ka Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board;

11. Passing scores on the Praxis I exams (reading, writing, and mathematics), AND on Praxis II (Subject Assessments) Content Area Exercises relevant to secondary level licenses which the applicant will seek from the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board;

12. Noho ma ka nīnauele a nā kumu Kahuawaiola.

12. Interview with Kahuawaiola faculty.



No ke Noi Komo ʻana

Applying to the Program

Nā palapala e pono ai ke noi komo ʻana:
(Lā palena no ka hoʻihoʻi ʻana i nā palapala a pau i ke keʻena Kahuawaiola: Lā 1 o DEKEMAPA)
  1. Ka palapala noi komo kulanui UHH (me ke kāki);
  2. Ka palapala noi komo Kahuawaiola;
  3. Ka leka noi komo;
  4. Ka palapala hōʻoia hana;
  5. ʻEkolu leka kākoʻo;
  6. Ka moʻomōʻali kaha kulanui kūhelu (no kēlā kulanui kēia kulanui i hele ai);
  7. Nā kaha hōʻike Praxis I/II kūhelu.
Applications will be evaluated on submission of the following required documentation in a timely manner:
(Application deadline: 1st DECEMBER)
  1. University of Hawaiʻi Application for Admission (including processing fee);
  2. Kahuawaiola Admission Application;
  3. Statement of interest;
  4. Work Experience Verification form;
  5. Three letters of recommendation;
  6. Official college/university transcripts (for EACH post-high institution previously attended);
  7. Official Praxis I/II scores.

E hoʻomaopopo ʻia ka mea noi komo no kona ʻāpono a ʻāpono ʻole ʻia ma mua o ka pau ʻana o Pepeluali.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance near the end of February.

No ka poʻe e ʻāpono ʻia, e koi ʻia he mau palapala hou aʻe ma mua o ka hoʻomaka o ka papahana kauwela, e like hoʻi me ka hōʻoia mōʻaukala kalaima pekelala e koi ʻia nei e ka mokuʻāina. No kekahi ʻike hou aʻe, e kelepona i ke keʻena Kahuawaiola.

Applicants accepted into the program will be required to complete additional documentation prior to the start of the summer session including, but not limited to, a criminal background check and fingerprinting as required by the state for classroom teaching. For more information, contact the Kahuawaiola office.



Nā Koina Puka

Graduation Requirements

Loiloi ʻia ka puka ʻana mai Kahuawaiola aku ma ka hoʻokō ʻia ʻana o nā koina e hōʻike ʻia ma lalo iho nei:

1. Nā ʻai he 37 ma 9 papa, penei:
  1. KEd 620 (3) Paepae Hoʻonaʻauao no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  2. KEd 621 (3) Mākau ʻŌlelo no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  3. KEd 622 (2) Makemakika me ka ʻEpekema no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  4. KEd 623 (2) Pilikanaka no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  5. KEd 624 (3) Pāheona, Pāpaho a me ka Mākau Kino no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  6. KEd 641 (9) Aʻoākumu I
  7. KEd 642 (3) Seminā Aʻoākumu I
  8. KEd 643 (9) Aʻoākumu II
  9. KEd 644 (3) Seminā Aʻoākumu II
Graduation from the program is based on the successful completion of the following requirements:

1. 9 courses totaling 37 credits:
  1. KEd 620 (3) Foundations for Hawaiian Medium Education
  2. KEd 621 (3) Language Arts in Hawaiian Medium Education
  3. KEd 622 (2) Math and Science in Hawaiian Medium Education
  4. KEd 623 (2) Social Studies in Hawaiian Medium Education
  5. KEd 624 (3) Technology, Arts, and Physical Education in Hawaiian Medium Education
  6. KEd 641 (9) Hawaiian Medium Field Experience I
  7. KEd 642 (3) Hawaiian Medium Field Experience I Seminar
  8. KEd 643 (9) Hawaiian Medium Field Experience II
  9. KEd 644 (3) Hawaiian Medium Field Experience II Seminar

2. Kaha puka he 3.0 ke emi loa ma kēlā me kēia papa hoʻomākaukau kumu e pono ai ke kaha.


2. Minimum grade of 3.0 in all teacher training courses requiring grades.