For New Teachers

If you want to teach in the Aloha State, there are a few things you need to know. Find it all right here.

Getting hired
Teachers are hired by the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE). With more than 1,500 new teachers needed annually, the DOE actively recruits in Hawaii and nationally. To learn more, visit the DOE website.

Meeting standards
Everyone hired to teach in Hawaii schools must be certified. The Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) sets the requirements that each person must meet to be a teacher. For information, go to the HTSB website.

Special Education teachers
Hawaii is under court decree to provide adequate services to special education students. Therefore, the DOE is specifically looking to hire certified special education teachers. If you are a certified special education teacher looking to teach in Hawaii, the DOE eagerly wants to talk with you. Learn more at the DOE Special Education website.

Living in Hawaii
If you are new to the islands, you will want to know what you’re getting yourself into. What is the climate like, what about housing costs, the cost of living in paradise? The eHawaii Web site can even put you in touch with rental agents to secure a place to live before you arrive. Get the facts at the eHawaii website.