Advanced License (HI)

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Advanced License (HI)

Description
The Advanced License is a NASDTEC Stage 4 License. “Stage 4 Teacher License” means a license issued to an individual who holds a minimum of a Master’s degree or the equivalent, has completed an approved teacher preparation program and has met any jurisdiction-specific requirements beyond those required for the Stage 3 License of the issuing Member Jurisdiction.
License Valid for 10 Years
For teachers who have held a Standard License in Hawaii or another state; have at least 5 years of experience within
the last 8 years in Hawaii or another state; and meet other requirements.
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Hawaii
Contact Name: Hawai`i Teacher Standards Board
Contact Phone: 808-586-2603
Contact Email: licensingsection@htsb.org
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.htsb.org/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + MA Degree

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Math:

Notes
Basic Skills Exams may be waived based on BA transcripts.

An official transcript verifying MA, specialist, or doctoral degree in the content language or curriculum and instruction; technology; reading; teacher leadership from a regionally accredited institution required.

Applicants must not use a degree that was used to obtain a Standard License to also obtain an Advanced License.

Applicants with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certificate must provide a copy of it.

Hawaii licensed teachers do not need to submit a copy of their Standard License or their NBPTS certificate if it was earned while working as a Hawaii licensed teacher.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

See Notes

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Notes:
Applicants must submit the Verification of Qualifying Experience for Advanced License form to document 5 out of last 8 years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience in the state which issued the Standard License.

ACTFL OPI
Passing Score: Intermediate High Req’d for Roman based alphabet languages, and Intermediate Mid for Non-Roman based alphabet languages.

ACTFL OPI
Passing Score: Intermediate High Req’d

ACTFL OPI + WPT Intermediate High Req’d

HTSB may review transcripts to determine content language proficiency if applicant requests it.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.htsb.org/licensing-permits/licensing-permits-overview/

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Accepted with Transcript Evaluation

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=hawaii

Renewal: Renewable
See: https://htsb.ehawaii.gov/htsb-renewals/welcome.html

Notes:
Processing time is estimated.

Step 1 is to apply for the Advanced License.
Step 2 is to provide proof with the application – transcripts or current NBPTS certificate – or valid out of state teaching license.
Step 3 is to submit the Verification of Qualifying Experience for Advanced License form to document (5) out of your last eight (8) years of satisfactory full-time teaching experience in the state which issued your Standard License.
Pay the fee $480 for a 10 year Advanced License, payable in annual payments.

Out of state license holders must submit either a notarized copy of your valid license with your application or
furnish the other state’s website address of their official license search where you license may be viewed.

Applicants who completed a non-U.S. Degree: Submit official or notarized copy of Evaluation Report from NACES.
An official transcript verifying a master’s, specialist or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution must be provided. This degree must be in the language or curriculum and instruction; technology; reading; teacher leadership. You may not use a degree that was used to obtain a Standard License to also obtain an Advanced License.

OR

A copy of a current, valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certificate and a copy of applicant’s current, valid out-of-state teaching license. Hawaii licensed teachers do not need to submit a copy of their Standard License or their NBPTS certificate if it was earned while working as a Hawaii licensed teacher.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:45:50 PM


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