Standard License (HI)

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Standard License (HI)

Description
The Standard License is a NASDTEC Stage 3 License. “Stage 3 Teacher License” means a license issued to an individual who holds a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, has completed a State Approved Teacher Education Program, and has met all jurisdiction-specific requirements of the issuing Member Jurisdiction.
License Valid for 5 years
You must have at least 3 full years of full time teaching experience out of the last 5 years to apply for a standard license.
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/licensing-permits/licensing-permits-overview/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Prior Certification: Must NOT have 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:

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required.

Notes
All categories require a BA and either completion of a teacher program or current teacher certification.

Basic Skills Exams may be waived based on BA transcripts.

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:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
See Notes

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 with Meritorious New Teacher Candidate (MNTC) and an Out-of-State license shall be eligible for the Standard License in the MNTC designated field without additional requirements.

Applicant with National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS) certification and an Out-of-State license shall be eligible for the Standard Certificate in the NBPTS certificate field without additional requirements.

World Languages:
ACTFL: Passing Score: Intermediate High for Roman based alphabet languages, and Intermediate Mid for Non-Roman based alphabet languages.

ACTFL OPI 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: https://htsb.ehawaii.gov/htsb-renewals/welcome.html

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

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

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Hawaii Department of Education teachers may use the most recent teacher evaluation and professional development plan from the employer to verify that they meet all ten Teacher Performance Standards.

If applicant has had a PEP-T within the last 5 years prior to renewal he/she may also use it to meet all ten standards. If applicants are using PEP-T and it was completed more than a year before license renewal, he/she must also continue to meet standards by completing the Verification of Continued Satisfactory Rating, found on the Forms page.

HTSB Form RA 4010 (Verification of Experience for Renewal): Download and complete this form, have it signed by your supervisor, and keep in your personal files in the event you are audited. Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) teachers using their satisfactory PEP-T to meet requirements for Form RA5010 do not need to obtain Form RA4010 as your PEP-T verifies that you had satisfactory experience during the past 5 years.

Notes:
Processing time is estimated.
$240 must be paid for a 5 year Standard License, payable in annual payments.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
There are multiple routes to obtain the Standard License. Find the category (A – F) that describes your preparation and license background and submit the documents listed for your category.

CATEGORY A: APPLICANTS WHO WILL HAVE COMPLETED A STATE APPROVED EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM (TEP) PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR A LICENSE BUT DO NOT YET HOLD A TEACHING LICENSE IN HAWAII OR ANY OTHER STATE
Step 1: is to apply for the Standard Hawaii Teaching License.

Step 2: is to provide verification that you completed a TEP.
If you completed an TEP in Hawaii prior to 2002 or in another state at any time, submit the: Educator Preparation Program Recommendation form.

If you completed a TEP in Hawaii since 2002, your institution will verify your teacher education program completion directly to HTSB, and you do not have to submit the Institutional Recommendation.

If you completed a non-U.S. TEP, submit an evaluation of your foreign transcript from a transcript evaluation company that is a member of NACES with your application. A listing of companies may be found at http://www.naces.org/members.html

Step 3: Submit passing scores for meeting Basic Skills competency.

CATEGORY B: APPLICANTS WHO COMPLETED A TEP AND HOLD A TEACHING LICENSE IN ANOTHER STATE.
If you were licensed for the first time in another state within the last 5 years:

Step 1: Submit your license application online or download and submit the paper application for the Standard Hawaii Teaching License.
If you answer “yes” to any question in the Professional Fitness Section of the application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.

Step 2: Submit a copy of your out of state teaching license to HTSB.

If you were licensed in another state since July 1, 2006, submit the following:

—- Submit your license application online or download and submit the paper application for the Standard Hawaii Teaching License. If you answer “yes” to any question in the Professional Fitness Section of the application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.

—- Submit documentation of your TEP, licensure testing and out of state license by one of the following methods:

—- Download the Confirmation of Licensure and Certification Tests Taken form and send it to your out of state licensing agency. If the agency confirms that you completed a State Approved Teacher Education Program and that you passed licensure tests in content knowledge, you will not have to submit any other documentation.

OR

Submit the Educator Preparation Program Recommendation form, a copy of your passing scores for your out of state licensure tests, and a copy of your out of state license.

OR

Submit your official transcript which shows you completed a TEP; your official out of state licensure test scores in your license field; and a copy of your out of state teaching license.

NOTE: If you hold a current, valid license from another state and have at least 5 years of experience out of the last eight years you may qualify for a 10-year Advanced License.

CATEGORY C: APPLICANTS WHO HOLD A LICENSE IN ANOTHER STATE, BUT DID NOT COMPLETE A STATE APPROVED TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
Step 1: Submit your license application online or download and submit the paper application for the Standard Hawaii Teaching License.
If you answer “yes” to any question in the Professional Fitness Section of the application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.

Step 2: Submit a copy of your current, valid teaching license from another state with your application;

Step 3: Submit the Verification of Qualifying Experience form to your employer and ask them to send it to HTSB. It must show at least 3 years of full-time, satisfactory teaching experience within the past 7 years.

Step 4: Submit verification of basic skills and content knowledge expertise. View licensure test information at www.htsb.org for current information.

Step 5: Submit passing scores for the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) in the level of your license. Go to www.ets.org/praxis for information on registering for this test.

CATEGORY D: APPLICANTS WHO HOLD A VALID TEACHING LICENSE AND A VALID NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS (NBPTS) CERTIFICATE.

Step 1: Submit your license application online or download and submit the paper application for the Standard Hawaii Teaching License.
If you answer “yes” to any question in the Professional Fitness Section of the application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.

Step 2: Submit a copy of your current, valid out of state teaching license with your application;

Step 3: Submit a copy of your current, valid NBPTS certificate with your application. NOTE: NBPTS certified teachers are not required to submit any test scores.

CATEGORY E: APPLICANTS WHO RECEIVED THE MERITORIOUS NEW TEACHER CANDIDATE (MNTC) DESIGNATION ON THEIR VALID OUT OF STATE TEACHING LICENSE.

Step 1: Submit your license application online or download and submit the paper application for the Standard Hawaii Teaching License.
If you answer “yes” to any question in the Professional Fitness Section of the application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.

Step 2: Submit a copy of your current, valid out of state teaching license with the MNTC designation with your application.

NOTE: MNTC applicants are not required to submit any test scores.

CATEGORY F: APPLICANTS WHO COMPLETED A NON-U. S. TEP.

Step 1: Submit your license application online or download and submit the paper application for the Standard Hawaii Teaching License.
If you answer “yes” to any question in the Professional Fitness Section of the application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.

Step 2: Submit an evaluation of your foreign transcript from a transcript evaluation company that is a member of NACES with your application. A listing of companies may be found at http://www.naces.org/members.html. The evaluation must verify that you completed a teacher preparation program and list the teaching field(s).

Step 3: Submit verification of basic skills and content knowledge in the field of your TEP. View licensure test information for information.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO LICENSURE USING A PRE-SERVICE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Hawaii Education Preparation Programs may recommend an experienced teacher who has not been previously licensed after evaluation of the individual’s preparation and experience. This route is the exception rather than the rule and would only be used for individuals who have successful teaching experience in a setting that did not require a P-12 teaching license. The individual must:

Step 1: Submit your license application online or download and submit the paper application for the Standard Hawaii Teaching License.
If you answer “yes” to any question in the Professional Fitness Section of the application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.

Step 2: Pass the pre-service performance assessment selected for use by the TEP;

Step 3: Meet any other requirements set by the TEP, such as coursework, observation and clinical experience;

Step 4: Meet the basic skills and content knowledge requirements for Hawaii standard licensure.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:41:55 PM


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