Chaminade University is pleased to announce an exciting new agreement with iteach. As part of this partnership, the Division of Education will waive up to 12 elective credits in recognition of coursework and fieldwork completed by iteach program participants on their way to becoming licensed K-12 teachers.

This opportunity benefits iteach completers who wish to continue their academic training by pursuing a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership degree at Chaminade. The program is modeled on an existing Division of Education program that enables students to waive up to 12 university graduate credits for teachers credentialed in the Montessori method of education.

The iteach organization provides alternative teacher certification programs in Hawaii, Nevada, Texas and Louisiana. These programs are approved by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The three components of iteach programs are: certification exams, coursework and field experience. To date, iteach has helped more than 9,000 people obtain rewarding jobs as educators.


The Master of Education in Instructional Leadership program is designed for teachers and other academic practitioners seeking advanced knowledge of leadership and classroom practice. The university also offers master’s degrees in Educational Leadership, Teacher Leader, Child Development and Montessori Emphasis.