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IMAGINE A BETTER TOMORROW
For You. For Our Keiki. For Hawaii.
Earn your bachelor’s degree online and
become a teacher.
THE MU‘O SCHOLARSHIP
Teacher Prep Program
Through the generosity and transformational vision of Kamehameha Schools, Chaminade University will offer 150 fully paid tuition scholarships (50 each year for three years beginning this fall). This online bachelor’s degree program is designed for working adults interested in becoming an educator and ready to take the next step in their career.
Earn a Bachelor of Science in:
Hawaii Residents Eligible
Additional consideration given to applicants of Native Hawaiian ancestry
Designed for Working Adults**
Dedicated Advisor &
Time to Completion:
36 to 48 months
(possibly sooner for transfers)
FALL 2023 COHORT
The 2023 scholarship application is now closed.
FALL 2024 COHORT
Applications are now being accepted for next fall with a priority deadline of February 1, 2024.
Eligibility & Admission Requirements
- The average salary of a Hawaii public school teacher in grades K-12 in 2020-2021 was $70,922, according to National Education Association data. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 24, 2023)
- More than 60,000 keiki are not taught by a Hawaii Qualified Teacher each year (Hawai‘i State Teachers Association)
- By 2025, HSTA wants all public school students to be taught by teachers who have a license and are paid a professional salary (Hawai‘i State Teachers Association)
- As of December 2022, Hawaii’s public schools had 737 teacher vacancies — about 6% of the total positions, according to state Department of Education data. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 24, 2023)
- By 2032, Ready Keiki (universal access to preschool plan) will create 465 new classrooms. 80 new classrooms ready to welcome preschoolers by August 2024, and approximately 50 more new classrooms each following year. (Ready Keiki)
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Aid & Tuition
Eligibility & Admissions
Program Format & Coursework
- *Includes textbooks. May include room and board for students who are required to take an in-person course. Does not include a $93 technology fee for each course.
- **Except for the three-week in-person course for the Early Childhood Education program and student teaching requirement for all the education degree programs.