|Teaching in Hawaii, Info for non-U.S. Citizens
Hawaii State Department of Education
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Hawai'i Department of Education. As a non-United States citizen, you must ensure that you are authorized to work in the United States in order to be employed with us. We are not able to sponsor visas or other types of employment authorization at this time. Authorization may be obtained with the assistance of an attorney in collaboration with the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration (formerly "Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)") and the Department of Labor.
Credits from foreign universities are accepted only if verified as comparable to degree(s) from an accredited university in the United States. Regretfully, the Hawaii Department of Education does not have the necessary reference materials or staff to evaluate transcripts from foreign institutions properly. For an evaluation of your foreign credential(s), please contact:
This agency specializes in assessing the equivalency of foreign degree programs. There is a fee for completion of such a report.
The evaluation of your foreign transcript(s) must indicate:
Please have the agency send you the original evaluation. If the report indicates that you completed a teacher education or specialist preparation program, send your application, original evaluation, official transcripts, and other required documents to the Office of Human Resources, Attention: Teacher Recruitment, 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 or call (808) 586-3420 or 1-800-305-5104 (Continental US including Alaska) for further clarification.
Please remember that we do not hire anyone from outside of the United States who is not authorized to work here. It is unfortunate that at this time we do not have the authority to provide the sponsorship that is needed.
Source: MARS/RISE/HIDOE@notes.k12.hi.us email 8/27/03
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