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Doctorate in Education Degrees in Hawaii

If you want to be eligible for top careers in the field of education, earning a doctorate degree in education can be a smart move. Beyond simply teaching or managing a classroom of students, educators with doctoral degrees have the opportunity to take on challenges such as training teachers, organizing the complexities of entire school districts, and shaping the future of education for the next generation.

Earning Your Ed.D in Hawaii

A couple Hawaii universities offer Ed.D. programs in Educational Practice and Ph.D. programs in areas such as Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Policy Studies and more. Most programs offer evening courses with some hybrid courses (both evening and online). Admissions standards differ from program to program, but most require a master’s degree, acceptable GRE scores, professional letters of recommendation and more. A few of the programs also require at least three years of teaching experience.

If an online program is more your speed, be sure to check out the featured online programs below. We recommend contacting more than one university to compare programs and find the best fit for you.

Career Outlook for Graduates in Hawaii

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for postsecondary educational administrators in Hawaii in 2012 was $112,970—higher than average for most states. The Hawaii State Department of Education posts job opportunities on its website year-round. Teaching opportunities abound, especially on the state’s smaller islands and more rural areas. Some jobs in these “harder-to-staff” areas come with relocation bonuses as extra incentive.

Additional average salaries for postsecondary teachers in Hawaii in 2012 include:

  • Postsecondary Biology Teachers: $109,700
  • Postsecondary Education Teachers: $61,300
  • Instructional Coordinators: $61,640

Learn more about earning your doctorate in education in Hawaii by contacting the schools below. We recommend contacting multiple universities to help compare programs and find the right fit for you.

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