Hawai'i Pacific University

Graduate Studies

Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education


Graduate Service Center, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 911

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 900

Honolulu, HI 96813

United States


(808) 544-0200


(808) 235-3590

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Professional Certificate in Secondary Education is designed to prepare individuals to receive a post-baccalaureate certificate in secondary education. Candidates will be guided by a belief in active, collaborative, reflective, experiential, and transformative learning and will work towards a license in Hawaii and 44 other states in one of the following areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages. The professional certificate develops educators who are effective teachers ready to excel in diverse educational settings. Certificate holders are experts in their content areas while contributing experience, technology, and resources to the needs of their community.


Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

International Student Requirements:

English proficiency details: A score of 80 overall and at least 25 in writing for iBT, A score of 213 overall and at least 5 in TWE for cBT, A score of 550 overall and at least 5 in TWE for PBT, and a score of 6 overall and at least 6.5 in writing for IELTS.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 9

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 735 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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