Be the teacher
every student, with & without disabilities, deserves.
In Their Words — Hear from special education teachers, students, and their parents.
Derek Govin — Roosevelt High School SPEDucator
Sean Witwer — Farrington High School SPEDucator
Pamela Walencewicz — Waikoloa Elem & Middle School SPEDucator
Could this be you?
Every student needs a champion — someone who believes in them, treats them as equal and helps them accomplish what others think is impossible. It’s a profession that takes a special someone.
Could that someone be you?
should become a Special Ed (SPED) teacher?
- Someone who believes every student is equal and every day is a chance to change a life.
- Someone who is patient, compassionate and works creatively to engage and inspire students.
- Someone who finds satisfaction in helping others.
- Someone who wants to be viewed as the best in their profession.
is the best time to become a SPED teacher? Now!
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2021 cohorts. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. To get started, complete the inquiry form below and our recruitment specialist can guide you through the application process including selecting the program that is right for you.
can I get EXPERIENCE?
Search our database for Hawai‘i State Dept. of Education employment opportunities.
are SPED teachers in such high demand?
Being a SPED teacher is challenging, demanding and definitely not for everyone. But, if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a good fit. And, if you’re a good fit, this will be the most rewarding “job” you’ve ever had.
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