What are the next steps in the application process?

Everyone must submit an application and supporting documents. These documents may include the following:

  • Official Transcripts for your bachelor’s degree and any credits or degrees earned after the bachelor’s degree.
  • Legible copies (front and back, including coding information) of valid teaching credentials, if applicable
  • Verification of Employment Form​, if applicable
  • Military Certificate (DD-214), if applicable

If you have completed a state approved teacher (or specialist) education program (SATEP), your application will be reviewed. Once successfully reviewed by the Teacher Recruitment Unit, your information will be entered into the statewide applicant pool for employment consideration and referral. A letter will be sent to your mailing address on file notifying you of when you were entered into the applicant pool.

If you have not completed a SATEP, you will need to successfully complete an intake interview with an authorized Department representative. Please note that interviews are scheduled and applications are processed in the following order:

Priority #1 – Applicant possess a valid Hawaii teaching license;
Priority #2 – Applicant has completed a SATEP;
Priority #3 – Applicant is currently enrolled in a SATEP.

Due to the Department’s goal of filling each classroom with a Hawaii licensed teacher, the Teacher Recruitment Unit will contact individuals at the Priority #3 level if and when it is scheduling interviews and processing applications within those priority levels.

Upon successfully submitting your application and supporting documents, your name will be entered into the Department’s teacher applicant pool. The Personnel Regional Office (District Office) refers a list of eligible applicants to each vacancy for employment consideration and selection. The school principal and/or designated representative(s) will utilize this list to contact eligible applicants they would like to interview for the vacancy at their school.

Please be advised, effective March 13, 2012, the Teacher Recruitment Unit will inactivate applications due to five (5) reports of non-interest in positions for which you are referred. You will be able to reapply after a period of ninety (90) days. Reasons that constitute non-interest include but are not limited to: declining a job offer or interview, not responding to correspondence (phone, letter, e-mail) to schedule an interview, failure to report for a scheduled interview, or any other indication of lack of interest.