It’s Great to be a Teacher in Hawaii Saturday, January 29, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm Hawaii Standard Time
Your one-stop-shop for becoming a licensed Preschool, Elementary School, Secondary School, Special Education, Hawaiian Studies, Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Art, CTE, Health, Phys Ed, World Language teacher in Hawaii!
Countdown to IGTBATHI2022
At the 7th annual It’s Great to be a Teacher in Hawaii event (IGTBATHI2022), you will find out how to become a licensed teacher and be part of a movement that will make a difference for Hawaii’s future generations. With all the different pathways to becoming a teacher, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. The IGTBATHI2022 is that starting point. This event represents all the different initial licensure program options available in Hawaii, including public, private, and alternative certification teacher education organizations. Come join us!


January 29, 2022

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the different pathways to becoming a teacher in Hawaii
  • Discover different teacher preparation program options to suit your circumstances, all in one place
  • Hear from the diverse community of educators, leaders, supporters, and current teacher training candidates about the teaching profession in Hawaii
  • Connect with teacher preparation program representatives and get all your questions answered, including how to apply
  • Get a chance to win prizes throughout the event (including the Grand Prize of 2 round-trip tickets from Alaska Airlines)!


IGTBATHI2022 is organized in conjunction with the Be a Hero Be a Teacher campaign which is a collaboration between the University of Hawaii and Hawaii State Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, this event is fully sponsored by the entities that make up the Teacher Education Coordinating Committee (TECC), and is therefore FREE and open to anyone interested in becoming a licensed teacher in Hawaii.
Yes! You must register in order to receive your login credentials and enter the virtual event platform on the day of the event.
  • Substitute teachers thinking of going full-time
  • Educational Assistants (EA’s)
  • College students thinking about choosing/changing their major (or adding a minor)
  • High school students getting ready for college
  • Mid-career changers
  • Anyone with a passion for education!
Yes! Although this event is tailored to home-growing local teachers in our state, this event is open to everyone. If you are not currently in Hawaii, as long as you take into account the time difference, you are welcome to attend.
The TECC was created through Section 304-20 of the Hawai‘i Revised Statutes in 1965 and is tasked to identify, study, take action, or make recommendations on matters of education of common interest to the department of education and the institutions of higher learning in Hawaii. The membership of the committee includes all the educator preparation programs in the state, as well as the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB), the Hawaii State Teacher Association (HSTA), and other parties interested in teacher preparation, recruitment, support, and retention in the state. TECC is chaired in alternate years by the superintendent of Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii - Mānoa (UHM-COE).
Yes! The Hawaii State Department of Education will have recruiters available for you to speak with at the event. For more information about teaching in Hawaii's public schools, please visit Home - Teach in Hawaii