Programs with Affiliation Agreements (AA)

Preparation programs listed on this website have obtained the required AA in order to place candidates in Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) sites. The AA identifies the roles and responsibilities of the program, site and candidate prior to and during the placement period. Candidates may participate in the following activities:

  • Field: A range of formal activities (e.g., observation and participation, shadowing, etc.).
  • Clinical: A range of intensive formal activities (e.g., student teaching, internship, etc.).

For information on the process and requirements to obtain an AA, contact Dale Asami, Personnel Specialist, Office of Talent Management: 808-441-8339 or email


The AA DOES NOT guarantee that a program will meet requirements for a Hawaii teacher, school counselor or school librarian license. Questions regarding whether a program meets requirements for a Hawaii license, including out-of-state, online and "alternative route" programs, should be directed to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) at