The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for the student who has graduated with a Bachelor of Art or Science degree and is seeking licensure to teach. The successful candidate in this licensure program should be able to draw upon his or her Bachelor's degree and life experience.

Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program must select one of the following state-approved teacher licensure programs:

  • Elementary Education with Licensure
  • Secondary Education with Licensure (with emphases in Math, Science, English or Social Studies)
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Education with Licensure

The mission of the Education Division of Chaminade University is to foster the professional development of teachers and educational leaders through programs based in the liberal arts tradition, Catholic Marianist values, current research, and best practice.

The Master of Arts in Teaching provides state-approved teacher education programs leading to initial licensure for teachers in the state of Hawai‘i in five areas: Elementary, Secondary, Special Education, PK– K, and PK–3 (Pre-Kindergarten– Grade 3).
If not seeking a Hawai‘i state teaching license, teacher candidates may want to find out the teaching requirements for their state of choice



A maximum of six credit hours may be transferred in for the credit hours in the program. Submit a written request to the Department for consideration of transfer or substitution credit hours and include a course syllabus for each course to be evaluated. All transfer or substitution credit hours must be from an accredited university or college and must be approved by the Program Director or Dean. All transfer or substitution credit hours must be at the graduate level and must have been earned with a letter grade of “B” or higher.

Program taught in:
  • English

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