Hawai’i – State Information

MEA President: Michael Lim
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Chet-Yeng Loong
ALF Member Email: chetyeng@hawaii.edu

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/20/2021
Adjourns: 5/9/2021


Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines  
Governor David Ige (D)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Justin Howard Woodson (D)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Mark Jun Hashem (D)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Michelle N. Kidani (D)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Donna A. Mercado Kim (D)

Partisan Split House: D       Senate: D
House Clerk Contact 808-586-6400
Senate Secretary Contact 808-586-6720
Carryover to 2022 Yes

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule

Meets monthly – normally on Oahu

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Wanelle Kaneshiro Director School Transformation Branch,
Dept. of Education Hawaii 808-305-9850
Title IV Director

Not available online

Title IV Website Not available online
Title IV Allocations Not available online
Application Timeline for Federal Funds Not available online

State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

HI Music K-12 Provisional (3-year non-renewable)
Standard (5-year)
Advanced (10-year)
Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Praxis II: Music Content Knowledge (5113) None Institution-based portfolio or edTPA Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework None Yes http://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/wp-content/uploads/REQ-STANDARD-LICENSE-rev1-10-20.pdf https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/permits-and-license-types/ June 2020

COVID-19 Information

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