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 ho‘opihapiha pono ‘ana i nā palapala noi komo;

1. Completion of the application packet;

2. Ke kēkelē laepua no kekahi kulanui i ‘āpono ‘ia, me ka mēkia i ‘āpono ‘ia e ka Mokuna Papahana Kālai‘ike;

2. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, in a major approved by the Academic Division requiring a minimum of 120 credits, 45 of which are at the 300 level or above;

3. Ka ‘awelike kaha he 3.0 ke emi loa o nā ‘ai hope loa he 60 (‘ai muapuka a mulipuka paha);

3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester credits completed (including post-baccalaureate credits);

4. Ka ‘awelike kaha he 2.75 ke emi loa ma ka mēkia;

4. Minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major;

5. ‘Ehā makahiki ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i me ka ‘awelike kaha he 2.75 ke emi loa no ka makahiki ‘ekolu a me ka ‘ehā, a i ‘ole ka ‘ae a ka Mokuna Papahana Kālai‘ike ma muli o ka puka ‘ana ma ka hō‘ike mākaukau ‘ōlelo;

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

6. Ka puka ‘ana ma ho‘okahi o nā papa penei: HWST 111, 211, 213; a i ‘ole ka ‘ae a ka Mokuna Papahana Kālai‘ike ma muli o ka puka ‘ana ma ka hō‘ike mākaukau mo‘omeheu Hawai‘i;

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

7. Ka puka ‘ana ma ho‘okahi o nā papa penei: HWST 205, 471, 472, 473, 474; a i ‘ole ka ‘ae a ka Mokuna Papahana Kālai‘ike ma muli o ka puka ‘ana ma ka hō‘ike mākaukau mo‘omeheu Hawai‘i;

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

8. Ka puka ʻana ma ka papa Haw 490;

8. Successful completion of KHAW 490;

9. He 50 hola hana ma kekahi kula kaia‘ōlelo-kaiapuni Hawai‘i, a i ʻole 30 hola hana ma ke kula kaia‘ōlelo-kaiapuni Hawai‘i me ke 30 hou hola hana ma ka ho‘omohala ha‘awina ‘ana ma loko o ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i;

9. 50 hours of teaching experience through the medium of Hawaiian, or 30 hours of teaching experience through the medium of Hawaiian AND 30 hours of experience in Hawaiian medium curriculum development;

10. Ka puka ‘ana ma ka hō‘ike Praxis II, inā pili i kāu laikini;

10. Passing Praxis II exam scores, if applicable;

11. Nīnauele na nā kumu Kahuawaiola.

11. Interview with Kahuawaiola faculty.



No ke Noi Komo ʻana

Applying to the Program

Nā palapala e pono ai ke noi komo ʻana ma mua o ka lā palena pau o lalo iho nei.

Applications will be evaluated on submission of the following required documentation before the deadline shown below.

  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 komo ai);
  7. Nā kaha hōʻike Praxis I/II kūhelu.
  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 institution previously attended);
  7. Official Praxis I/II scores.

Lā palena no ka hoʻihoʻi ʻana i nā palapala a pau i ke keʻena Kahuawaiola: Lā 1 o Kekemapa

Deadline for submission of the required documentation: 1st DECEMBER

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 prior to classroom teaching. For more information, contact the Kahuawaiola office..



Nā Koina Puka

Graduation Requirements

Loiloi ‘ia ka puka ma ka papahana ma luna o ka puka piha ma nā papa he ‘umikūmākahi, me ke kaha “B” a ‘oi a me ka ‘awelike kaha hui pū ‘ia he 3.0 ke emi loa:

Graduation from the program is based on the successful completion of the following eleven courses, totaling 37 credits, with no grade lower than a “B” and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0:

  1. KED 620 (3) Paepae Ho‘ona‘auao no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  2. KED 621 (2) Mākau ‘Ōlelo no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  3. KED 623 (2) Pilikanaka no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  4. KED 625 (1) Mākau Kino no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  5. KED 626 (2) ‘Epekema no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  6. KED 627 (2) Makemakika no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  7. KED 628 (1) Pāheona no ke Kula Mauli Ola
  8. KED 641 (9) A‘oākumu I
  9. KED 642 (3) Seminā A‘oākumu I
  10. KED 643 (9) A‘oākumu II
  11. KED 644 (3) Seminā A‘oākumu II
  1. KED 620 Foundations for Hawaiian Medium Education (3)
  2. KED 621 Language Arts in Hawaiian Medium Education (2)
  3. KED 623 Social Studies in Hawaiian Medium Education (2)
  4. KED 625 Physical Education in Hawaiian Medium Education (1)
  5. KED 626 Science in Hawaiian Medium Education (2)
  6. KED 627 Math in Hawaiian Medium Education (2)
  7. KED 628 Arts in Hawaiian Medium Education (1)
  8. KED 641 Hawaiian Medium Field Experience I (9)
  9. KED 642 Hawaiian Medium Field Experience Seminar I (3)
  10. KED 643 Hawaiian Medium Field Experience II (9)
  11. KED 644 Hawaiian Medium Field Experience Seminar II (3)